Hungary Vows to Continue 'Anti-George Soros Stance,' Despite EU Threats
The EU Commission President branded the posters as 'lies'
Hungary's campaign against George Soros and EU migration policies just three months before the bloc’s elections has provoked anger in Brussels.
The EU Commission President branded the posters, which featuring Soros EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as “lies” before demanding the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party be excluded from the European People's Party.
Despite the threats, the Hungarian pro-government outlets have resumed the campaign, which is infuriating EU officials, according to Reuters.
The campaign suggests close ties between Juncker and Soros and accuses them of pushing illegal immigration by imposing compulsory refugee quotas and ignoring EU member states right to security at their borders.
The campaign also accuses the pair of planning easier visa process or payments to immigrants.
Hungary’s right-wing government declared it would proceed to move forward with a new effort against Juncker’s deputy, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans.
The campaign was designed to make Hungarians aware of what “pro-migration plans are under preparation by the Brussels bureaucracy," according to the party’s spokesman.
The posters sparked a massive backlash in Brussels and many conservative parties across the EU in February.
Juncker accused the campaign of spreading “lies” and called on the EPP to force the Hungarian party.
The Fidesz Party announced in a press release that it didn't want to leave the EPP.
It added it wanted to strengthen the anti-immigration forces in it.
On Monday, Viktor Orbán fired back at his globalist pro-EU critics, insisting that there is no place for multiculturalism in Hungary.
Orbán statements came from an interview by French politician Philippe de Villiers in a new book, I Pulled the Thread of Lies, and Everything Unravelled, the prime minister’s office press release revealed.
“What outrages our opponents the most is the fact that in our Constitution we have written that Hungary has Christian roots; that here there is no place for multiculturalism; that a child has the right to a mother and a father; and that our nation has the right to defend its borders – which are also the borders of the European Union,” Orbán said.
Orbán also noted that the European Union could become split, adding that Europe is becoming divided by 'Islamification' and those who resist it.