May 8, 2018: Leading the way, the Hungarian government explains its decision not to adopt the UN Migration Compact
We have been here before. In 2015, Viktor Orban defied Angela Merkel’s call for “EU solidarity” on migration. Many others meekly submitted and blindly followed the same EU/UN crowd. As a result, they were promptly flooded with aggressive male migrants and some may never recover.
* “The statement adopted in Marrakech within the framework of the Rabat Process could lead to a fresh wave of migration, and for this reason Hungary did not join the political declaration”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.
“Because the declaration adopted at the meeting held with the participation of 31 European and 26 African countries concerns the fact that migration is a positive process that must be encouraged, and accordingly new migration channels must be opened and migrants cannot be differentiated based on their legal status”, he explained.
“According to the statement, which Hungary was alone in refusing to support, the countries of Europe are supporting the position of the African countries. And this is totally at odds with the Rabat Process that began ten years ago, the original goal of which was precisely to use European funding to realise development projects in Africa in the interests of reducing emigration” he stressed.
** Many blindly followed the same EU/UN crowd in 2015 and were promptly flooded with aggressive male migrants. Was that “binding”? How did Angela Merkel protect the sovereignty of the European nation states back then?
Others, like Viktor Orban, were able to see beyond the empty and synchronized EU slogans to take the necessary actions to control events, instead of allowing events to control them.
This is what confident and strong leaders do. Onwards Hungary!