“Immigration is definitely not the answer to Europe’s problems, be they economic, demographic or employment-related”, the Government Spokesperson said on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

Zoltán Kovács explained: According to the Hungarian Government’s standpoint, these problems must be handled by individual member states using their own measures, adding that labour must be searched for within the internal market, and only afterwards should the question of bringing workers into Europe from other countries arise.

“We are questioning the very foundations of whether it is correct and justified to think of migration as a good thing”, Mr. Kovács stressed, adding that it is possible that a few counties need to bring in labour from outside, but it is out of the question for them to make this compulsory for all”.