Hungary defends Salvini in Italy.

Hungary defends Salvini in Italy.

Hungary defends Salvini in Italy.

This is what we like to hear. More EU leaders who talk of “defending borders” must step-up (like Orban) to publicly support Salvini in his epic battle against Brussels and the NGOs.

Hungary certainly can relate, after first standing up to Angela Merkel and Brussels in 2015.

– Hungary and Italy are strategic allies because they share a vision for a European Union of strong nation states that insist on preserving their national identity, history and religious heritage, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Trieste after talks with Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Szijjarto told a joint press conference that they both wanted to see an EU that respected nation states and Brussels leaders who created strong external borders without attacking states that protect these borders. Italy should not be allowed to be flooded by migrants, he added.

Szijjarto said it was intolerable that attacks had been launched against countries that protect their borders and citizens. EU bureaucrats, he said, supported illegal migrants and took the side of those who promote restricting the rights of member states.

He said Salvini deserved praise for protecting Italy’s borders and citizens. The Italian interior minister has been the first western politician to introduce regulations aiming to protect maritime borders, he said, adding that it was “disgraceful” that he was under attack for doing so.

* Hopefully, one does not think the battle has ended with the slaying of Frans Timmermans. Ursula von der Leyen attacked Hungary in 2015 regarding migration and Charles Michel is not only an anti-V4 zealot who suggested Visegrad be removed from Schengen, but aggressively supported the UN Migration Compact.

In fact, with the EU elections over, we think the West EU bloc, led by Berlin and Paris, will push their migration agenda even harder.