There can be no compromise on defending Christian culture
Viktor Orbán said that pro-immigration forces in the European People’s Party (EPP) are seeking to transform the entire EPP into a pro-immigration international organisation. "We are in the midst of a historic process, and any government failing to respond to it would be committing a crime against its own people". Speaking about family protection he said that Europe today is “the continent of empty cradles”. This is a serious problem which Hungarian people do not want to solve through migration, but through the birth of Hungarian children.
On the Friday edition of Hungarian National Radio’s programme “Good morning, Hungary”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that although “we can talk about everything else”, on the issues of migration and defence of Christian culture there can be no compromise. The Hungarian people, he observed, have defined the mandate of the Government and Fidesz, his political party:
“Christian culture is an asset; we don’t want to become a mixed country; we don’t want migration; we want to preserve our security; and even without migrants we will be able to sustain Hungary’s biological future through our family policy.”
Speaking about the main fault line within the EPP, Viktor Orbán said that there are parties which want a Europe with a mixed population and which want to bring migrants into Europe, while there are other parties – including Fidesz – which want to preserve Christian culture and do not want migration.
He said that Hungary was the first country to prove that it is possible to take action against migration and halt it, and “this is why we’ve found ourselves at the centre of disputes”, adding that “We have a number of options, and Fidesz will decide whether to continue within the European People’s Party or outside it”.
The essence of this idea, he remarked, is that the European Commission has proved unable to cope with the migration issue, and so responsibility for this must be transferred to people who can adequately address the issue, returning it to the sphere of national competence.
Thus nation states within the Schengen Area would establish a council of interior ministers with powers which would enable it to defend the external borders. In his view today Europe would be safer and better defended if in the past three or four years powers related to migration had been in the remit of the Schengen Area’s interior ministers.
“We are in the midst of a historic process, and any government failing to respond to it would be committing a crime against its own people.”
The Prime Minister stressed that population growth and wars outside Europe, combined with climate change, will lead millions – and later tens of millions – of people to seek an alternative to staying in their homelands. He said that he sees this historic challenge as defining the lives of future generations.
“If we close our eyes we will end up just like the West”, he said, where migrants have become voters and the European Left serves their demands.
“We don’t want to create a mixed society made up of native Hungarians and migrants,” he stated, stressing that the Government must identify why young people have not been having the number of children they would like to have. Obstacles must be removed from their paths, he said, young people must be given opportunities, and Hungary must be transformed into a family-friendly country.
Speaking about the family protection action plan, Mr. Orbán said that Europe today is “the continent of empty cradles”. This, he said, is a problem that the Hungarian people do not want to solve through migration, but through the birth of Hungarian children.
He expressed the hope that sooner or later in Hungary there will be many children, many large families and “happy times of peace again”.