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Hungary’s Orban says EU elections are decisive for migration

/ 12:54 AM October 24, 2018
Viktor Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban answers a question during a press conference following the Visegrad Group summit on migration in Prague, Friday, Sept. 4 2015. (Photo by KATERINA SULOVA / CTK via AP)

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s prime minister has repeated his claims that the leadership of the European Union wants to create a “European empire” which would subjugate the continent’s nation-states.

Viktor Orban, speaking Tuesday during commemorations of a brief 1956 anti-Soviet revolution, called on voters to reject globalism and support “the culture of patriotism” in the 2019 European Parliament elections.

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Orban said that if immigration continues, “autochthonous Europeans” would become a minority and “terror will become part of life in large cities.”

Since 2015, Orban has made increasingly strict anti-immigration policies his principal political focus, which helped his Fidesz party win a third consecutive two-thirds majority in April’s elections.

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Opposition parties, at their own commemorative event, called on Hungary to join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office to better fight official corruption. /atm

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