Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó: If the EU dies of something, it will be of hypocrisy

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations called penalties related to the rejection of mandatory quotas - the mandatory resettlement of migrants - a blackmail in an interview with "Magyar Nemzet".

One of the most eminent figures of EU hypocrisy is the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn.

Earlier the week, the foreign minister of Luxembourg said "the European Union dies if EU issues are decided by popular vote."

Western European politicians always talk about the importance of democracy, and when a government asks people's views on important questions, which is the most democratic means of settling issues, they question the legitimacy of the referendum.

According to Szijjártó, the proposal put forward by European Union to punish those countries that disagree with the mandatory resettlement policy is "simply a blackmail," it is contrary to common sense, and with the European Union's rules and regulations.

Szijjártó also spoke about Hungary’s overall good reputation among its allies which is due to the country’s involvement in international missions; currently, more than 850 troops serving in various foreign missions that the Hungarian government extended until in 2026. Hungary also increases its military budget every year by 0.1 percent said the foreign minister.

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