Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has declared that “migration must be stopped” in order to preserve Europe’s cultural heritage.
During a leaders panel discussion at the international Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia, Orbán said that a mass migration from Muslim countries was not a reasonable solution to the continent’s demographic decline
He told the forum that Hungary does not accept migration as a solution to demographic challenges because of migrants, “all Muslims”, change the cultural identity of Europe.
“We do not need outsiders, because they are changing the composition of European societies, the cultural image of Europe, the Christian, family-based system” he said.
Summit news reports: Highlighting how mass migration leads to social dislocation, rising crime and terrorism, Orbán stated plainly, “migration must be stopped.”
Orbán wants the European Union to hand more power back to sovereign states to control their own borders, arguing that a federalized approach to the issue would exacerbate the problem.
As previously highlighted, as part of an effort to reduce reliance on migration, Hungary passed a policy in 2019 that rewarded married couples with a loan of €30,600 that was completely forgiven after they had three children.
Orbán has several populations warning that Europe’s native decline is a “sickness” and that population replacement via mass migration represents “demographic suicide.”
The Hungarian leader also said during the forum that the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban means that another mass migration crisis is looming.
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