On Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary criticized a plan by the European Union to share the hosting of asylum seekers more fairly, comparing it to deportations during times of war.
“Let’s pretend there are migrants in Germany who don’t want to come here. Let’s say there are a lot of migrants in Germany. They capture and gather them, then transport them on carts to Germany, bring them to us, and dump them here. ” Orban stated.
“Any country that does not permit migrants to enter will be forced to do so by force,” he warned. “Any country that does not allow migrants to enter will be compelled to do so by force.”
In the course of the long-running conflict between the populist leader and Brussels about migration and democratic ideals, the populist leader frequently draws analogies that are contentious.
Katalin Cseh, a member of the European Parliament for the opposition, condemned Orban’s most recent statements.
Cseh, a member of the centrist Momentum party, commented on Twitter that the other person “just can’t stop with the disgraceful Holocaust parallels.”
Orban has compared the European Union (EU) to a contemporary iteration of the Soviet Union, and only one month ago, he included Adolf Hitler on a list of world leaders who “dreamed of European unity.”
Along with Poland, Hungary has been a consistent opponent of the idea of hosting asylum seekers in accordance with mandated quotas, and both countries voted against the plan.
A preliminary agreement was struck earlier this month that would oblige EU nations who refuse to welcome asylum seekers to pay 20,000 euros ($21,000) each person into a fund maintained by Brussels. The agreement was achieved at the beginning of this month.
On Friday, Orban laid the responsibility for the most recent EU plan on his longtime adversary and billionaire in the United States who was born in Hungary, George Soros, as well as Soros’s son Alexander. Orban stated that “the Soros empire forced the migrant quota down the throats of Europeans with a coup-like, quick decision.”
The Hungarian hardliner is responsible for the construction of border walls with barbed wire and the closing of refugee camps. In addition, the nation in central Europe will no longer process asylum claims submitted within its borders.
In 2016, Orban made an attempt to get the constitution modified through a vote in order to forbid the country from taking in migrants. However, he was unsuccessful by a tiny margin.