- 24 Jul 2017 11:00 AM
Speaking at the traditional Tusványos summer university at central Romania’s Băile Tușnad (Tusnádfürdő), Orbán said that the government could promote such tendencies through building a pro-family environment.
He noted that the Hungarian government collects funds from multinational companies in the form of special taxes to finance its family subsidy system.
“We take away a part of the large profits to give to those who work and raise children thus ensuring the nation’s future,” Orbán said.
Talking about the future of Europe, Orbán said the cardinal question would be whether “Europe continues to belong to the Europeans and Hungary continues to be the land of Hungarians”.
Citing the results of a European study financed by the Hungarian government, he said that 64% of Europe’s citizens thought that crime increased in line with migration and 79% thought that migration would lead to changes in culture.
Eighty-one percent of respondents said that migration was a serious problem, which, according to 36% of respondents should be addressed by the EU.
Sixty-one percent, on the other hand, thought that the migration problem should be resolved by member states. Orbán also said that 25% of Hungarian respondents would not give the EU further authorisations, while 61% would even reduce the powers of European institutions.
“Here in eastern Europe, 27 years ago we thought that Europe would be our future. Now we think that we are Europe’s future,” Orbán said.
On another subject, Orbán said Serbia’s EU accession should be concluded as soon as possible. The prime minister also called for a “historic” agreement with Turkey and Russia.
Concerning the Visegrad Group which Hungary currently heads, Orbán said that “Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest are now on the same page”. He said that the greatest achievement of the past year was that the V4 had gone from strength to strength.
Concerning next year’s parliamentary elections, Orbán said that “it is at stake whether the Soros plan can be implemented and the (border) fence pulled down”. He insisted that as long as he was prime minister “the fence will stay” and Hungary would protect its borders.
He added that the opposition “openly advocates” pulling the fence down and allow immigrants in. The opposition “will agree with a complete and mandatory distribution of migrants; they are ready to deliver Europe to a future of a new and mixed (ethnic) composition”, Orbán said.
He encouraged his audience to register and cast their ballot, and argued that a strong mother country is a prerequisite to the survival of ethnic communities.
The prime minister added that he thought “Brussels bureaucrats” and Soros are interested in weakening central Europe “seen as an obstacle” to implementing the Soros plan. “There are some forces in Europe which would want a new government in Hungary because that would weaken the V4”, he said.
“Hungary has not been closer to becoming a strong and prosperous country again since the Trianon peace treaty (of 1920) than now”,
Orbán said but warned that “that historic chance could again be lost for decades if Hungary has a (new) government serving global interests”.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.
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