Lazar: Brussels wants to 'legalise illegal migration'
Unlike Brussels, the Hungarian government wants to stop illegal migration, Janos Lazar said in his weekly news conference. Central European countries share the view that migration is not needed and that it is "inconceivable" that they would allow migrants to be settled in their countries, Lazar added.
He said Hungarian voters were not anti-European but rather had "a problem with Brussels". It is hard for Hungarians to accept that the commission wants to take away Hungary's right to determine who can or cannot live in the country. This is a right Hungary cannot relinquish, Lazar said, arguing that it is a matter of national sovereignty.
He reiterated the government's position that the Oct. 2 migrant quota referendum is a national issue that stands above party politics. Lazar urged all Hungarian citizens to take part in the vote on Sunday.