Ministry Official: UN Migration Package ‘Poses Great Danger’

  • 13 Jul 2018 4:10 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Ministry Official: UN Migration Package ‘Poses Great Danger’
The UN migration package in its current form looks like an “African migration package” and fails to represent Europe’s interests, a foreign ministry official said on Friday.

Tamás Menczer, state secretary for foreign relations, told public television that the government is vying to get Hungary’s position incorporated into the final text.

Hungary does not support population swaps, he told current affairs channel M1.

“We want Hungary to be Hungarian and Europe European.”

The UN package currently envisages migration as desirable and the right response to demographic and labour market challenges, he said. It also states that no distinction should be drawn between countrymen and migrants, he added.

“The government finds this unacceptable,” he said, adding that Hungary staunchly opposes the adoption of the current text of the migration package.

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