Hungarians should “send a strong message to Brussels” through the upcoming European parliamentary election that “we want change, we want a Europe which protects its borders at sea and on land”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public Kossuth Radio.
“We want to see leaders in Brussels who work to stop migration rather than make arrangements for it,” the prime minister added. According to Orbán, there is a “liberal mafia of politicians, journalists and analysts, stacked with money and working to make the world believe that nothing can be done against migration”. But when the opposite turns out to be true, when “Hungary stops migration on land, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini at sea or when US President Donald Trump decides to build a wall, they start hating these people”, Orbán insisted.
The upcoming election will decide “if we accept that or break out of the frame of mind that they are trying to force upon us,” Orbán said. “Most Hungarians’ hair will stand on end when they hear European politicians say that migration is a good thing but it needs to be better organised.”
Answering a question about his withdrawing support from Manfred Weber, the spitzenkandidat of the European People’s Party in the EP election, Orbán said he would decide whom to support after the vote.