“No European Parliament (EP) election has ever had such high stakes as the one being held this year, and the mood is elevated prior to the vote”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Hungarian M1 television on Friday

“Immigration is clearly at the centre of attention, as indicated by the polls, in addition to which immigration remains the most dangerous of the historic challenges being faced by the EU”, the Minister explained. “European citizens can use the EP elections to voice their opinion on whether they want to give pro-immigration or anti-immigration forces the opportunity to shape the future of Europe”, he pointed out. “People in Hungary have already had the opportunity to voice their opinion on this subject on several occasions”, he added.

“The borders between traditional party-political families are shifting, and are now increasingly drawn with relations to issues, and primarily immigration”, Mr. Szijjártó stated. “Both the anti-immigration parties and those who are against immigration are striving for international cooperation”, he stated.

According to the Hungarian Foreign Minister, it is no accident that protests against governments that are against immigration in the central, southern and south-eastern parts of Europe are being held at the same time, in similar ways, and amidst similar externalities.

Speaking on Kossuth Radio’s “Good Morning, Hungary” show, Mr. Szijjártó also spoke about the fact that forces and leaders who support immigration are currently in the majority at every level of the European Union institutional system. “The Government wants to change this so that the forces that are against immigration are in the majority at every level, and the EP elections are the first opportunity to achieve progress. This is a strategic goal in the interests of restoring the security of European citizens and preserving Europe’s Christian culture”, he stressed.