FM Péter Szijjártó brushed off US Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell's criticism of the Hungarian government

Friday, October 30, 2015

In her speech at Corvinus University on Wednesday, US Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell criticized the Hungarian government for corruption, harassment of NGOs, limits on the freedom of press blah blah blah...old stuff, we have heard those arguments a million times before - nobody pays attention anymore.

“The American opinion voiced by the US Ambassador in her speech at the university have been heard many times before, and they don't contain anything new”, said Szijjártó.

The foreign minister drew attention to the fact that Hungary is a member state of the European Union, and not of the United States, “the issues raised by the Ambassador are subject to discussion with the EU. In fact we have already discussed and resolved them”.

“We know that the United States would like to see more immigrants coming to Europe, and clearly this is why it is voicing its opinions now. At the same time, Hungary is the only European country which has been able to stop the flood of immigrants at its borders”, the statement says.

The US Ambassador also criticized the government’s migration policy, and the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - edited by


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