Balázs Orbán, political director to Hungary’s prime minister and a member of the Hungarian parliament, has said that “a change” is needed in Brussels because among the EU elite “the principle prevails that the blind lead the blind”.
“Brussels is incapable of detecting existing European problems, which is why the aim of the next elections to the European Parliament is to finally open their eyes,” he said in a message on the social network X, via Twitter, in which he reiterated that the most significant political event of 2024 will be the European elections on 9 June.
“The Brussels elite have long been unable to see the real problems of ordinary Europeans. They are blind to the massive influx of illegal immigrants; the need to protect European children from liberal (progressive) indoctrination and gender ideology; the dangers of continued support for war; the economic consequences of misguided sanctions; the rising costs of public services due to the forced green transition; and the ongoing loss of European competitiveness as a result of economic disintegration,” added Balázs Orbán.
Orbán ‘s letter
In his letter he denounces that this lack of vision on the part of Brussels is particularly noticeable in the area of immigration. “Across Europe we are witnessing increasing migratory pressures. The number of illegal border crossings at the EU’s external borders in 2023 increased by 17% compared to 2022, reaching 355,300, the highest figure since 2015″, he said.
Hungary has been saying for eight years that the Brussels approach to the migration crisis turned out to be a failure, that the problem should be kept outside Europe and that it should be tackled right where it arises. Once you have set foot in the EU, it is difficult to get out.”
Balázs Orbán underlined that in the first half of 2023
217,070 non-EU people were considered to have been expelled, but in the end it was only less than a fifth. “The rest remain in Europe as illegal immigrants.” “Hungary is right that there is only one way to stop illegal immigration: make those who want to enter the EU wait outside the EU until a decision is taken. Illegal immigration must be stopped at the border and the problems must be solved where they arose rather than bringing them to Europe”.
In this sense, he criticised Brussels for not applying the Hungarian model, “which works”, and instead imposing a migration pact that is part of the problem. “It seeks to establish ghettos of immigrants and introduce a compulsory quota. We Hungarians do not want illegal immigrants, we do not want to build ghettos and we do not want to suffer the consequences of the wrong decisions taken by Brussels”.
“The European Parliament elections are an opportunity for citizens to decide whether they want to keep the blind Brussels elite in power or whether they want to lead the change. We hope that the latter scenario will prevail and that voters will trust the right-wing parties in Europe and Hungary that are looking for answers to the real problems of the people,” he concluded.