“There is proof that the UN Global Compact for Migration has committed supporters who want to make it legally mandatory for all European Union member states”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared in the recess of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday.

“A secret document has been made public, according to which the Legal Service of the European Commission is working on determining what legal references can be used to enable the Compact for Migration to be made mandatory. Brussels’ most serious lie has come to light, in view of the fact that there are major and committed efforts ongoing to find a legal basis for stating, using a ‘long and convoluted’ legal argument, that the Global Compact for Migration is mandatory for member states after all”, the Hungarian Foreign Minister emphasised.

“Although the document, which includes the word mandatory some eighty times, was not made public according to the intent of the European Commission, the Commission has admitted its existence”, the Minister stated. “It is Hungary’s clear belief that the Compact cannot be legally binding in any shape of form”, he added.

Mr. Szijjártó also said that, amongst others, the European Commission would also like to ensure that EU development policy is implemented based on the goal of the Global Compact for Migration. This means that taxpayers’ money must be spent on funding that inspires migration processes, in the form of development funding. It also includes the fact that member states must contribute to the realisation of the EU’s goals, including the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration.

“Brussels wants the contents of the document to be legally mandatory”, he highlighted. “It is evident that there are supporters and implementors of the Global Compact for Migration in Brussels, because “such legal opinions are rarely prepared without being ordered or without a task being set”, he said. “This means that the battle is not over, and in fact a new battle is beginning against Brussels’ secret pro-immigration plans”, he stated.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister/MTI)