Brussels wages revenge campaign on Hungary and Poland

The pro-migration Brussels bureaucracy is waging a revenge campaign against Hungary and Poland, but the two countries have one another's back, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szíjjártó said after meeting his Polish counterpart, Jacek Czaputowicz in Budapest.

Hungary and Poland are standing up for their national interests, have a straightforward and honest attitude in international affairs and continue to defend Christian heritage, Stíjjártó said at a joint press conference following the meeting.

He said the attacks from Brussels have no basis in reality, are politically motivated and triggered by the two countries' refusal to become migrant hosts and are opposed to the European Union's migration policies.

Szíjjártó added that their two countries had been the first to make it clear that they will not sign the Migration Compact of the United Nations and will continue to resist any attempt to "force it down nations' throats piecemeal".

He said that with bilateral trade amounting to EUR 10 billion (US$11.37 bln) last year, Poland is Hungary's fifth largest economic partner.

Czaputowicz said that with the European elections coming up in May, 2019 will be a pivotal year for the Union with new composition to its institutions and devising the financial framework for the next seven-year budgetary cycle. He added that Hungary and Poland share the same position regarding migration and cooperate closely within the Visegrád Group in order to better assert common interests in the European Union.

Title image: Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz (L) and his Hungarian counterpart, Péter Szíjjártó (R) during a Budapest meeting on February 27, 2019. (MTI/Zoltán Balogh)

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