Weekly newsletter

Hungary’s opposition, if it wins next year’s election, will retain the fence along the country’s border with Serbia, Péter Márki-Zay, the opposition alliance’s prime ministerial candidate, said at Röszke border station on Thursday.

The opposition “seeks to retain what works; not only family support and low taxes but the fence protecting the border, too”, he said. “The fence is an effective tool in preventing illegal migration,” he said.

A new government set up by the opposition would fully cooperate with Frontex, with Hungarian police and EU officers controlling the borders together, he said.

Márki-Zay slammed the government for “settling in Hungary 55,000 migrants in 2019, and 43,000 in 2020, during the pandemic”. The opposition, he added, intended to resolve a labour shortage by luring home Hungarians working abroad.

PM Candidate Márki-Zay in Brussels: "We will be loyal members of the EU and NATO, not traitors”
PM Candidate Márki-Zay in Brussels:

The opposition PM candidate accused Viktor Orbán of building a "fascist party-state," and warned the EU to be more careful with the distribution of funds "not to enrich the Orbán family.” Continue reading

Featured photo via Péter Márki-Zay’s Facebook page