The European Commission (EC) has responded to the Hungarian government’s new “information campaign” claiming that Brussels’ plans promote and facilitate immigration. In a Facebook post, the EC states that “Hungarians deserve facts, not fiction,” and proceeds to call the campaign a “ludicrous conspiracy theory.”
The European Commission added that it’s shocked that such a “ludicrous conspiracy theory has reached the mainstream to the extent that it has.”
The EC also refuted the Hungarian government’s claims that Brussels “would like to introduce a compulsory migrant quota, weaken the member states’ border protection rights and facilitate immigration with migrant visas”:
- There is no “they”, only the European Union, with Hungary sitting at the table.
- The EU supports not undermines national border protection.
- There are zero plans for “humanitarian visas”. Member States decide to what level they want to accept legal migration.
The photo – resembling the Hungarian one published by the government yesterday evening – also has a Hungarian version:
photo: European Commission Facebook
According to Hungarian investigative journalism NGO atlatszo.hu, the Hungarian government spent 69.3 billion Hungarian forints (~EUR 218 million) on direct political campaigns in the past eight years.