Szijjártó: Hungary Rejects Austrian Chancellor’s “Blackmail”

  • 18 Jan 2016 8:00 AM
Szijjártó: Hungary Rejects Austrian Chancellor’s “Blackmail”
The Hungarian government rejects Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann’s “blackmail” in his remark that countries that refuse to receive migrants should receive less European Union resources than others, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.

Hungary has fulfilled the conditions that make it eligible for EU support and these have nothing to do with illegal migration, Szijjártó said in a statement.

If European leaders are spending their time blackmailing each other, then they are weakening Europe which is unacceptable, especially in a crisisridden period, he added.

Commenting on Austria introducing stricter regulations on migration, Szijjártó said it was “better late than never.”

Illegal migration is a much more serious problem than to allow Europe to be “a captive of political correctness” for a year, he added.

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