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Govt to Launch ‘Info Campaign’ on Brussels’ Plans Promoting Immigration

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.02.18.

The government is launching an “information campaign” on Brussels’ plans promoting immigration, the government spokesman said on Friday.

All Hungarians have a right to know about the proposals that “fundamentally threaten Hungary’s security”, István Hollik told a press conference.

Hollik justified the need for the campaign by saying that while Hungarians have already expressed their opposition to immigration in a variety of ways, Brussels was still trying to force through plans that support it.

“They’re still forcing migrant quotas,” Hollik said, insisting that Brussels was aiming to weaken the border protection rights of member states. He said that in addition to distributing anonymous debit cards to migrants, Brussels was also looking to introduce “migrant visas”. “The latter has already been approved by the European Parliament,” he said.

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Brussels’ plans, he said, also include giving more money to organisations that support immigration. At the same time, the European Union would punish member states that oppose immigration by cutting their funding, he added.

Hollik warned that if these steps were to be carried out, Hungary would become “a country of immigrants”.

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