Viktor Orban discusses the UN Migration Pact.
He also discussed the European Parliament’s decision to hold another vote on “migrant visas”.
– The United Nations Global Migration Compact is a flawed document, and whoever signs it presents a serious risk to their own citizens, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Prague on Friday.
Orban said the document set down principles that would not reduce illegal migration but stimulate it. Every substantive legal case in the future will make use of the document as a point of reference, he warned.
– Concerning the European Parliament’s decision to hold another vote on “migrant visas”, Orban said that “it seems that we will have to keep on voting until we arrive at what they consider the right outcome”.
He added that “this institution calling itself a guardian of the rule of law will easily transgress the norms of that rule of law”. He voiced hope that after the upcoming European elections the “worn out MEPs will go home” and the deputies replacing them “will understand that we are in a different era”.
He insisted that the current European Parliament and European Commission “cannot take the speed or the approach required in this new world”. Orban added, “It is up to member states to set directions rather than the commission,” and said that “we don’t need a politburo”.