“Following the European Parliament (EP) elections, we must return to protecting the external borders and to a Europe of nation states”, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister György Bakondi said on Hungarian M1 television’s Wednesday evening current affairs program.

“We hope that at the upcoming elections a force that represents a different political direction gains the majority, and there will be a change in the politics of the European bureaucracy”, Mr. Bakondi explained.

As an example, the Chief Advisor mentioned the fact that the EU’s migrant card programme is yet another in a long series of failures, recalling that first they said these cards do not exist, then that only political refugees can receive them. It has transpired, however, that many more kinds of migrants received them.

“The European Union has spent the equivalent of 500 billion forints (EUR 1.5 bn) in euros on these cards”, Mr. Bakondi highlighted, pointing out that the Commission is spending the contributions made from European taxpayers’ money “pretty strangely”.

“In addition, the migrant card programme raises several questions that have still not been answered. For instance, we still don’t know how the people who receive such cards are being vetted, and we still do not know to what extent the migrant card financed the movements of Hassan F., the Syrian man accused of committing an act of terrorism”, he explained.

With relation to the fact that Hassan F. was remanded in custody for a further three months on Wednesday, Mr. Bakondi said the prosecution must prove the defendant’s guilt, but the fact that his internment has been extended would seem to indicate that the prosecution’s position has grown stronger.