Kosa: Migrant quota referendum 'will strengthen democracy'
Hungary's upcoming referendum on the European Union's migrant quota "will strengthen democracy", ruling Fidesz group leader Lajos Kosa said in an interview published by Friday's daily Magyar Hirlap.
The lenient migration policy promoted by European leaders could end up being responsible for wiping out an entire political class, he said.
Commenting on the October 2 referendum, he said Hungary is the only EU state where people will be given a chance to express their opinion on migration.
"Brussels leaders who consider themselves democrats find democracy and the majority's anticipated rejection of their migration policy painful," he said.
The Fidesz government believes the EU should change the "poor way" in which it operates. "People who believe this are the EU's real supporters," he added.
Commenting on recent reports about Germany, he likened the media in Germany to that of the Soviet Union in the 1970 and 80s. "The media is kept under control and crimes committed by migrants are belittled or misreported," he insisted.