Migration is the “most important topic” for the upcoming European parliamentary elections, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, told a press conference on Thursday.
Concerning migration with regard to Hungary, Gulyás said that Hungary’s border control prevents masses of migrants from attempting to cross into Hungary illegally. “Since the border fence was built migrants have avoided Hungary, but if the government changed its policy, Hungary would be a migrant destination just the same,” he insisted.
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On another subject, Gulyás said that Hungary’s ruling Fidesz wants to stay a member of the European People’s Party (EPP). He said “attacks” against Fidesz from within the EPP had come “exclusively from parties that had supported mandatory migrant quotas” but added that “those parties are also important EPP members” and that “the EPP embraces many different opinions”. He voiced hope that the EPP will run “unified and strong” in the upcoming election with “Fidesz emerging as its strongest member”.
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