A large and strong anti-immigration, pro-family European party alliance needs to be formed, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio in an interview on Friday.
Referring to talks between right-wing party leaders in Warsaw last week, Orbán said negotiations between these parties had been going on for many months and numerous organizational steps had to be made. He spoke about personal ambitions and rival parties in certain countries which made it harder for them to enter into an agreement. “But they’re moving step by step, and the next meeting will be held in Spain early next year.”
At the moment anti-immigration, pro-family parties are in the minority in Europe, he said.
The prime minister said Europeans — whether French, Germans or Hungarians — needed a voice in the coming decades rallying against the transformation of Europe into an “immigrant continent”. Moreover, they want families that can raise as many children as possible, he added.
“We don’t want to be the alternatives; we want to be the winners,” Orbán said. “We want to influence and even determine the policies of Brussels. Our aim is to create the biggest political force in Europe.”
Concerning the ongoing dispute with Brussels over immigration, the government must follow the decision of the Hungarian Constitutional Court, since these decisions are authoritative in Hungary.
The top court said on Friday that areas in which the European Union has not taken adequate steps to implement EU rules, Hungary could apply its own measures. The ruling came after the government challenged an EU court decision regarding the Hungarian policy of sending migrants back over the border.
“We have taken an oath to serve the Hungarian people and the Hungarian constitution, not the bureaucrats in Brussels,” Orbán said.
When it comes to disputes with Brussels, the Constitutional Court “has the right to decide as the final arbiter”, the prime minister added.
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