No dictum or indictment by the European Parliament will cause the Hungarian government to change its policy on migration, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the prime minister’s office, said on Wednesday in a parliamentary debate held in light of the EP’s approval of the Sargentini report.
In the debate proposed by the government on “the protection of sovereignty in Hungary and the rejection of blackmail against Hungary”, Gulyás said the Lisbon Treaty holds that every EU member state has the right to take its own position on migration policy. “Anyone who voted for this report — including Hungarian MEPs — drives this right away from Hungary,” he said.
The 28 EU member states do not have a common position on the issue of migration, he said.
The sole purpose of the report by Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini is to break the Hungarian government’s resistance to migration and denounce the Hungarian government for protecting Europe’s borders, he said.
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