Citizens of the European Union have the right to know “what secret plans the European Commission is making behind their backs to further undermine the continent’s security”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told public Kossuth Radio.
Referring to a document prepared by the legal service of the commission concerning ramifications of the United Nations’ Migration Compact, Szijjártó said that “it has been Brussels’s greatest lie concerning migration”. He insisted that it was “well-known” that “Brussels would cram the compact down the throat of each European country”. He noted that Hungary was the first EU member to reject the document, while eight other countries followed suit. Before the UN vote on the compact, “Brussels kept pulling the wool over our eyes saying that it would not be legally binding”, Szijjártó said, adding that “still, the word obligation is used 80 times in the document passed”. He insisted that “work is under way both in New York and Brussels” to make the compact a point of reference “gradually, through the back door” at the conferences and in documents of international organisations.
The compact seeks to “legalise illegal migration and declares, by definition, that each country in the world must participate in migration,” the foreign minister said. Hungarian people have the right “to make it clear that they do not want to live in a migrant country and that they do not consider migration as a fundamental human right”. If the compact were to be made mandatory, migrants should be provided the same services as “people living in the (given) country legally and paying taxes”, he added. This would provide further incentives for migration and further increase the threat of terrorism, he insisted.