Wednesday’s debate in the European Parliament about the Commission’s report on legal immigration was entirely along the wrong lines, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga said in a Facebook post.
“While the whole world is busy fighting against the coronavirus, in Brussels the left-wing parties have once again put the promotion of migration on their agenda. The Brussels elite, who are happy to promote multiculturalism, have discussed a new migration report, which does not even include proposals to strengthen border protection or stop illegal migration,” Varga wrote. “On the other hand, it calls for the resettlement of migrants in Europe by referring to human rights.”
She said the debate and the report it was based on show the disconnect of Brussels bureaucrats from the real-world problems of Europeans.
“If something, this shows well how far Brussels is from people’s real problems,” the Hungarian justice minister wrote, adding that the Hungarian position remains clear: migration should not be supported and encouraged but stopped.
“The left-wing, hiding behind the comfortable slogan of solidarity, is trying to gloss over the problems instead of solving them. If we really want to help our fellow human beings in trouble, we need to treat migration locally, eliminating its root causes. Hungary has recognized that a long time ago, and together with the Hungary Helps program, it will continue to take serious steps to ensure that everyone can live in peace in their own country.”
Finally, she noted that instead of promoting migration, the Brussels bureaucracy should concentrate its efforts on tackling the still existent coronavirus pandemic.
“The coronavirus pandemic is not over yet, so it would be timely for Brussels to finally focus on people’s real problems,” Varga wrote.
Title image: Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga. (source: Facebook)