Should the European Union adopt a decision against Hungary under Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union, that is, a decision on the suspension of Hungary’s voting rights, it could only be construed as Brussels’ revenge on account of Hungary’s successful immigration policy, Péter Szijjártó stated at his press conference held in Budapest on Friday.
On Thursday, Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér told the Hungarian news agency MTI that the Counter-terrorism Centre (TEK) did an outstanding job on Sunday when it prevented a potential deliberate or accidental explosion from happening in densely-populated areas of the capital. Mr. Pintér said that “My trust in Brigadier General and Head of the Counter-terrorism Centre János Hajdú and his colleagues is undiminished”.
On Thursday, some two billion dollars’ worth of contracts were concluded between Hungarian and Chinese company leaders in Beijing in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.
The southern security border closure has proved that it works and fulfils its function, and if these security measures were also implemented in other EU Member States, such as Greece, there would be no incidents where migrants attempt to break through the border at the Greek-Macedonian border section, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács spoke about this on the public service television news channel M1 on Friday morning.
The Hungarian Government takes the view that illegal migration and terrorism are inseparable, “they go hand in hand” and meanwhile the threat of terrorism is on the increase in Europe, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office said at his press conference held in Budapest on Thursday.
In a speech on Thursday delivered before an audience mostly comprised of students at the Beijing International Studies University, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that Hungarians are past masters of endurance and survival in Europe. The Prime Minister attended an unveiling ceremony for a plaque at the institution’s Hungarian Research Centre.
In September 2015, the volume of retail sales grew by 5.1 percent year-on-year, and thus the sector’s positive sales trend has been in place for the 28th consecutive month. In the initial nine months of the year, the volume of sales was up by 5.9 percent year-on-year. These growth figures exceed both the EU and the Euro-zone averages.
Minister of Justice László Trócsányi told business weekly Figyelő that Hungary has a good chance of mounting a successful legal challenge to the European Union's migrant quota system in the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács told public television channel M1 that while in 2010 only about 150 cases of people smuggling were recorded, this year, to date already 535 cases have been uncovered. This shows that parallel to the migration wave, organised crime is also on the increase, he said.
In an interview given to the Brussels news portal Politico, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that while it is not accepted, the fact is that “all the terrorists are basically migrants […] The question is when they migrated to the European Union”.