HUNGARY’S ORBAN TO MERKEL: “WE WON’T PAY FOR YOUR ERROR”
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
As EU leaders convened in Brussels, Hungarian leader Viktor Orban
angrily lashed out at Angela Merkel because of her lax immigration
policies that have created such a crisis in her country. Orban warned
that the Muslim migrant crime problem in Germany would spill over into
The Germans and other countries who made the mistake of
letting these people into the EU are now trying to share them out, so
every country also inherits their problem.”
Even Merkel finally admitted
to the problem with Muslim migrants, a problem that she caused, when
she finally woke up to the personal cost to her politically. It’s a
shame that while thousands of German citizens were being attacked and
molested, she was still saying to Germans “we can do this.”
Back in July, Orban stirred controversy when
he “described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as ‘a poison’,
saying his country did not want or need ‘a single migrant.’”
Meanwhile, Sweden, a country battered by Muslim migrant crime and no-go zones, has been “backing Italy’s demands Brussels cut funds to states who do not take their fair share of asylum-seekers.”
“‘We won’t pay for YOUR error’ Fuming Orban shatters EU unity with
migrant attack on Merkel,” by Nick Guyteridge and Agnes Kegl, Express, December 15, 2016:
The hard-line prime minister accused Germany of trying to
pass the buck for its “mistake” letting in so many people by sending
them to other countries under an EU quota scheme.
He launched into a vicious tirade as he arrived in Brussels for a
meeting of the EU Council this morning, vowing once again that Hungary
will not accept the controversial policy.
The get together of the 28 European heads of Government is expected
to be dominated by the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo and the possibility
of further sanctions against Russia.
But Mr Orban was more keen to talk about the issue of migration,
claiming that the majority of arrivals in Europe are “economic migrants”
and not genuine refugees.
He blasted: “We are still fighting over the mandatory migrant quotas.
The Hungarians don’t want what the Germans, or to be precise, Angela
“The Germans and other countries who made the mistake of letting
these people into the EU are now trying to share them out, so every
country also inherits their problem. Hungary doesn’t like this
Mr Orban also set himself on the warpath with eurocrats by vowing to
do everything in his power to block the scheme, which 98 per cent of
Hungarians who voted rejected in a national referendum earlier this
The leader of the tiny Baltic state expressed sympathy for Theresa
May’s attempts to negotiate a sensible deal with Brussels, and said her
country would use its influence to press for constructive talks.
Several, including Greece’s Alexis Tsipras and Belgium’s Charles
Michel, answered questions on the day’s other agenda items but
conspiciously fled the cameras when the thorny subject of Britain was
And others stuck rigidly to the European Union’s official policy that
there can be “no negotiation without notification”, reiterating their
calls for Mrs May to trigger Article 50 as soon as possible.
Finnish PM Juha Sipla would only say: “We will start in the end of March that’s for sure.”
And Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel tetchily answered: “I think that we
are still waiting for Article 50 to be triggered by the British
government. This has to happen for us to start the negotiations. We will
not negotiate before. These are the conditions that must be respected.”
Outgoing EU Parliament chief Martin Schulz told reporters: “I hope
that the Article 50 will be triggered as soon as possible, as the
earlier the easier it is for me to answer your questions.”
And EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini instantly shut down
all questions on the subject, sighing: “That’s not foreign policy yet.”
Leaders of the 28 EU member states will discuss a variety of issues
at today’s meeting including the situation in Syria and the possibility
of further sanctions against Russia, the ongoing response to the migrant
crisis and the drive to create a European army.