Budapest, Hungary. What was reported by the western media as no less than a public humiliation of Hungary and President Orban, now emerges as him attacking the EU in his remarks and then the EU simply announcing thier version of reality, which in no way considers Orbans remarks.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivered a stinging speech at the European Parliament.He asserted Hungary’s right to self-governance and defending its actions regarding immigration and against George Soros.
“I know that the power, size and weight of Hungary is much smaller than that of the financial speculator, George Soros, who is now attacking Hungary,” Orbán said.
“Despite ruining the lives of millions of European with his financial speculations, being penalized in Hungary for speculations, and who is an openly admitted enemy of the euro, he is so highly praised that he is received by the EU’s top leaders,” Orban said.
Soros has organisations in Hungary, hidden from the public gaze, Orbán said, “George Soros is spending endless amounts of money to support illegal immigration.
There can be no special privileges, and no one may stand above the law – not even George Soros’s people,” he said.
“To pursue his interests he pays a number of lobbying organisations operating in the guise of civil society. He maintains a regular network, with its own promoters, its own media, hundreds of people, and its own university in Budapest.”
“I believe that George Soros must not be underestimated: he is a powerful billionaire of enormous determination who, when it comes to his interests, respects neither God nor man,” Orban said.
In his address before Parliament Wednesday, Orbán said that the basic stance of the government is contrary to the intentions of the European Commission regarding immigration.
“Our position is clear: we do not want, and do not think it is in accordance with the founding treaties of the Union, to settle migrants in our country in a mandatory way,” he said. “The decision on who we live with can only be made by the Hungarian citizens.”
The Prime Minister said it is important to note that “George Soros and his NGOs want to transport one million migrants to the EU per year. He has personally, publicly announced this programme and provides a financial loan for it. You could read this yourselves.”
Orbán said that Hungarians are in favor of “straight talk” and reject attempts to beat around the bush or hide behind diplomatic language when discussing important issues.
“We talk clearly and unambiguously, so everyone can understand, even if we know that this may not appeal to everyone,” he said. “We on the other hand are irritated by the restrained political language, unable to name things for what they are, that has become widespread in European public life nowadays.”