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The supporters of European federalism, including the head of the Spanish government, refuse to protect the borders of Europe, Santiago Abascal, the leader of Spain’s VOX party, told public news channel M1 on Friday. The opposition right-wing politician visiting Hungary said that Pedro Sanchez, the left-wing Spanish prime minister, believes 250,000 new migrants are needed annually for his country’s pension system to be maintained.
Abascal said that at the same time, Spain has the highest unemployment rate in Europe. Commenting on his meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday, he said VOX had admiration and respect for ruling Fidesz and Orbán for the courage taken to protect Hungary’s borders despite “international media attacks”. Abascal said that Hungary serves as a model not only in terms of migration but also in family policy. “It is also in Spain’s interest that have more Spanish children born because they will later have families and there will be no need to take in migrants to keep the economy going”, the VOX leader said.