Migrant Crisis: Hungarian PM Tells Europe to Populate or Perish

The European Union cannot afford to build a future based on immigrants rather than on families, says Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. (Image: More pictures and videos: connect@epp.eu via Compfight cc)

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban has expressed the need for European families to have more children instead of turning to immigration as a solution for the demographic and economic problems the continent is facing.

“We want to restore families to the focus of European politics,” Orban told a conference on demographics in Budapest on Thursday, reported the Daily News Hungary, and he warned” Europe’s civilization and culture are at stake.”

Orban stated that even though Europe was “the most aging continent,” families do not get adequate attention in European policies because that subject is “not pc” (politically correct).

The Hungarian Prime Minister has been the most outspoken European leader opposing the large numbers of refugees and migrants flooding into the EU. In mid-October, Hungary closed their borders to migrants who’re subsequently now traveling through Croatia to Slovenia, and then onto Austria and Germany.

The BBC reported that the European Commission says 3 million migrants — coming from impoverished or war-torn nations — are likely to arrive in Europe by 2017.

See this report below on the ongoing crisis, and how Slovenia is struggling to manage migrant numbers:

At another conference held on October 30, Orban said that there were certain groups and individuals who were helping to drive the crisis.

“Europe has been betrayed, and if we do not stand up for it, this Europe will be taken away from us,” Orban said, according to a transcript on a Hungarian government website.

“This Europe will no longer be a Europe of European citizens: Instead, in the coming years, Europe will see realization of the outlandish dream of some well-organized unelected activist leadership presiding over huge flows of capital, thinking in terms over and beyond the framework of nation states; and if the Soros Foundation comes into your mind now, that is not entirely unjustified,” he said.

By Soros Foundation, Orban means the Open Society Foundations, whose founder and chairman is billionaire investor George Soros. Through the decades, the U.S.-based left wing Soros, and his money, have controversially been linked to a range of political or economic events across the globe too many to list with this report.

In an interview with Hungarian radio, Orban called out Soros for aiding and encouraging the migrant crisis.

“His name is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states; they support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle,” Orban said in an interview on public radio, according to Bloomberg.

Controversial billionaire investor George Soros has been accused of stoking the current migration crisis in Europe. (Image: World Economic Forum via Compfight cc)

Controversial billionaire investor George Soros has been accused of stoking the current migration crisis in Europe. (Image: World Economic Forum via Compfight cc)

‘These activists who support immigrants inadvertently become part of this international human-smuggling network.’

Soros is “a prominent member of a circle of ‘activists’ trying to undermine European nations by supporting refugees heading to the continent from the Middle East and beyond.”

Soros replies

In an email statement sent to Bloomberg, 85-year-old Soros says national borders get in the way of helping refugees, while criticizing Orban’s actions.

“His plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle,” Soros said in his email. “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.”

As part of a six point plan to address the crisis, Soros says: “First, the EU has to accept at least a million asylum-seekers annually for the foreseeable future.” Other points put forward by Soros are that the EU should give each migrant around $17,000 and allow them to settle in whichever willing country they prefer.

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