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‘Hungarians Deserve Facts not Fiction’: EC Responds to Government’s New ‘Info Campaign’

Fanni Kaszás 2019.02.19.

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.