“What is at stake at the elections is whether the country will have a pro-migration, fence-demolishing government, or the current Cabinet can continue its efforts to enforce the country’s interests”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said in an interview for Hungarian daily Magyar Hírlap.

In the article, which was published in Wednesday’s edition of the newspaper, Mr. Kovács said: “The European Union is only concerning itself with the consequences of migration, not with preventing the situation that has developed at Europe’s borders”. “Hungary is not satisfied with the way the Bulgarian Presidency, clearly in response to pressure from Brussels, is handling the issue, and their proposal would to all intents and purposes institutionalise migration”, the Government Spokesperson declared.

“In contrast, the Hungarian proposal is about preserving the Schengen acquis and enforcing the border protection system”, he said, adding that the Government will be doing everything possible to enforce its position prior to the quota decision in June.

He pointed out that although the UN Compact for Migration will not be compulsory, there are several previous examples of the fact that a statement of principle may later be used as a point of reference. “Several analysts have drawn attention to the fact that according to the UN Compact, migration is a good thing; it must simply be placed within an organised framework”, he pointed out.

“Hungary will remain at the negotiating table until it believes there is a chance that the Hungarian position will be mirrored in the document”, he added.

“It would bear with it major theoretical and practical dangers if the UN were to legalise the exodus of tens of millions of people “, he said.

Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár’s video on Vienna painted a realistic picture of the city. “Western Europeans already have a different approach to the phenomenon; to someone from Brussels, what they experience in Molenbeek may already seem natural”, he continued.

“The Vienna video draws attention to what Western Europe is totally ignoring, because it thinks it can handle the problem”, he said.

In reply to a question concerning the possible further tightening of the Stop Soros legislative proposal, the Government Spokesperson said: “The activities of organisations that support and organise migration at Europe’s border represents a danger, because they are circumventing European and international law and taking part in the legalisation of illegal migration”.

In reply to a question on whether infringement proceedings would be launched against Hungary with relation to the bill, he said: “In recent years, such proceedings have been launched every time the Government has served the interests of the Hungarian people, but gone against the approach of EU institutions”. “The Soros organisations are not just present in NGO circles, but have also established a network within the European institutional system”, he added.

According to Mr. Kovács, this is also why they are attempting to prove that the country is acting against EU law in the report on the state of the rule of law.