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The big issue is that the government wants to get what it paid and that is a hell of a multiple in today's market.
We need an active and competing bank sector.
As heirs to 1956 we cannot allow Europe to cut the roots that made it great and helped us survive the Soviet suppression. There is no free Europe without nation states and thousands of years of wisdom from Christianity.
We want to be a European nation not a nationality within Europe.
We should not confuse immigration and migration. Because as far as I understand when you speak about immigration here in London and the U.K, you speak about mostly EU citizens coming to work to London or to the U.K. When we speak about migration we speak about the mass migration of illegal migrants entering the territory of the European Union from the outside of the EU, violating our borders, breaking our regulations.
It's a successful scheme because it brings money into the country and not a penny leaves the country.
Thirteen years after a large majority of Hungarians voted at a referendum to join the European Union, today Hungarians made their voices heard again in a European issue.
The (European) Union's proposal is to let the migrants in and distribute them in mandatory fashion among the member states and for Brussels to decide about this distribution.
Hungarians were able to give their direct opinions on the issue of immigration.
Hungarians today considered this proposal and they rejected it. Hungarians decided that only us Hungarians can decide whom we want to live with.
The question was 'Brussels or Budapest' and we decided this issue is exclusively the competence of Budapest.
We are proud that we are the first.
Unfortunately, we are the only ones in the European Union who managed to have a (referendum) on the migrant issue. I would be happy to see other countries to follow.
We can send the message that it is only up to us, European citizens, whether we can jointly force the Union to come to its senses or let it destroy itself.
If we cannot keep Libya together, if we cannot stabilise it, then we cannot create that gigantic refugee city at the Mediterranean coast of Libya where we have to send back all the migrants who came to Europe illegally.
We should have a cooperation among our countries in order to keep the Balkan route closed if the deal with Turkey holds, but even if the deal with Turkey for some reason or another would become void.
We must have a second plan for the eventuality that the EU-Turkey deal, for whatever reason, collapses. When the migrants descend on us and trouble arrives it will be too late to reach for blueprints, for fences, for physical barriers, for new police and soldiers.
We lose our European values and identity the way frogs are cooked in slowly heating water. Quite simply, slowly there will be more and more Muslims and we will no longer recognize Europe.
Our job is to stop at the Hungarian border the negative consequences of the suction effect of German domestic politics.
I asked them not to do this anymore because the nation-states cannot accept it.
There is no need for a common European migration policy: whoever needs migrants can take them, but don't force them on us, we don't need them.
The democrats' foreign policy is bad for Europe and fatal for Hungary. On the other side the policy announced by Trump and the Republicans on migration and foreign policy – is good for Europe, and for Hungary it means life.
We can only allow into Hungary the number of people that we can examine as well. As, according to the Hungarian perception, every single migrant, every single migrant means a public safety and terror risk.
There was a clear link between illegal immigration to Europe and terrorist attacks on the continent. It is clear as two and two makes four, it is plain as day. There is an obvious connection.
If the EU cannot solve the migration situation then such challenges as we saw in the case of the United Kingdom will increase.
Time, analysis, thought and proposals are needed. It would cheap and not at all gallant in these circumstances to suddenly attack any leader of the Commission or any EU institution.
Hungary is in the EU because "we believe in a strong Europe, but Europe is strong only if it can give solutions which make it stronger ... to significant problems like migration.
How can some draw up a proposal like this?
Hungary was in fact the initiator of what then consequently was put into force in the Balkans.
We cannot let Brussels put itself above the law. We won't let them push their bitter fruits of the EU's cosmopolitan immigration policy. We will not import crime, terrorism, homophobia and a brand of anti-Semitism that sets synagogues ablaze.
We had to think about the potential impact on European politics of such a proposal, but that was a secondary consideration. To us this is a fundamental, unavoidable, essential question of Hungarian politics: can anyone else decide for Hungarians who we Hungarians should or should not live with?
Nobody has asked the European people so far whether they support, accept, or reject the mandatory migrant quotas. The government is responding to public sentiment now: we Hungarians think introducing resettlement quotas for migrants without the backing of the people equals an abuse of power.
By middle of the year it will not be possible for the EU to renew sanctions automatically. The reason is that more and more countries, though I speak from a Hungarian point of view, but other member states have already talked about it publicly that we need to have an open debate within the EU about what to do about the sanctions.
More and more countries… are starting to realise that we need to cooperate.
I think that in the middle of this year there will be no opportunity to extend sanctions automatically. More and more countries... are starting to realize that we need to cooperate.
We are convinced that locking Russia out of Europe is not rational. Whoever thinks that Europe can be competitive, that the European economy can be competitive without economic cooperation with Russia, whoever thinks that energy security can exist in Europe without the energy that comes from Russia, is chasing ghosts.
We have been saying all along that if the Greeks are unable to protect the borders of their country, we should jointly go down south and protect them.
Common sense has prevailed.
We cannot let Brussels place itself above the law. We can let them force us to import their failed migration policy.
Members of the European Union, especially the members of the Shengen treaty are not able or are not ready to keep their word. So we still have international agreements, everybody should keep them. My number one suggestion was that we should go down to the south to defend the border of Greece if they are not able to do this, but nobody listened to us.
Considering that we are facing a rebellion by illegal migrants, police have done their job in a remarkable way, without using force.
Our borders are under threat, as is our way of life, which is based on respecting laws. Hungary and Europe are under threat. What is happening now, is we are being overrun, invaded. This is a European daily experience. Those who have been overrun cannot take these people in.
We cannot see where the end is. There are plenty more coming, millions are setting out on the journey.
No use of arms will be necessary.
From September 15, Hungarian authorities will not be forgiving when it comes to illegal border crossings.
We are talking about people who refuse to cooperate with the Hungarian authorities. What's more, they attack them and throw objects at them. Considering that we're faced with a rebellion by illegal migrants, the police have done an excellent job without resorting to the use of force.
We signed the Schengen Agreement and we will stick to it. We insist on this. The problem is that at the moment we can't. The Hungarian state should be in a position to enforce it if we say that as of tomorrow morning our borders can only be crossed at designated points and according to the rules.
We are going to deploy the police, then if we get permission from parliament, we will deploy the army, and after September 15, step by step, we will control the entire border. But nobody can tell when total and secure border control will be established. One thing is for sure. We will do everything to make sure it comes to fruition. I am personally committed to it.
But without a visa and without registration, we can't let anybody through Hungary.
There is a clear link between illegal migrants coming to Europe and the spread of terrorism. Interestingly it is obvious in the Anglo-Saxon countries, but others deny it. Recently an American leading security official said in Hungary that the relationship between these two factors is obvious. It is obvious that we simply cannot filter out hostile terrorists from this enormous crowd.
We just want to use this right of ours. We don't go to be parasites in Great Britain, we don't want to take the jobs of those living there, we don't want to make a living at their expense, we just want to go there to use our rights and work.
It is not there. We have to get it back first. And than we can debate and than decide on this matter. This is the right order.
There are times when the ball hits the post.
We are sure that the exclusion of Russia from Europe is not a reasonable thing. We cannot create the safety of the region against Russia. We can only create it by cooperating with Russia. So, we are sure that we have to negotiate, negotiate, negotiate.
The new state we are building in Hungary today, is not a liberal state. It does not deny liberalism's basic values such as freedom but doesn't make it its core element … I don't think our European Union membership precludes us from building an illiberal new state based on national foundations.
Hungarian politics is not pro-Russian, but pro-Hungarian.
The sanctions policy pursued by the West, that is, ourselves – a necessary consequence of which has been what the Russians are doing – causes more harm to us than to Russia. In politics, this is called shooting oneself in the foot.
If today's regulation of energy prices lead to high European energy costs, then we need regulations, even state regulations, that make energy cheap.
This was not just any victory.
One thing is for sure, Fidesz and the Christian Democrats have set a European record, among the European parties we got the biggest support. This is a European record.
A higher turnout would allow stronger governance. It really matters how big the majority is on which the parliamentary majority is formed. So I hope many voters will turn up to cast their votes, and whatever government is formed, it can start working with strong public support and experience.
We appreciate that development… what we can see in Russia after your leadership. That makes the cooperation important for Hungary.
This report is deeply unjust against Hungary and the people of Hungary. It applies blatant double standards. It doesn't recognise, it even downplays the tremendous work that Hungarians have done to renew their country.
Today we are relocating the focus of the flood prevention. The capital is over the worst. We had to concentrate on the north before, but now we have to concentrate on the south.
There has been constitutional reform, yes, but reform can either go in the right direction or the wrong direction. What we're telling you is that this is going in the same direction as Mr Chavez and Mr Castro and totalitarian and authoritarian regimes around the world which we are trying to fight with you.
We do not intend to join any agreement that would include tax harmonisation steps. As far as we are concerned we do not want to sacrifice the results of an independent Hungarian tax policy that has made the Hungarian economy competitive. When we will negotiate with the euro zone countries we will make it very clear that this will be a very important, a key issue for the Hungarians at the talks.
We will consistently continue to support Europe and the euro.
We are ready to do everything in order to ensure that this row over the media act does not hamper Hungary's presidency. This is again a European issue; not only Hungary is interested in a successful presidency.
This is the first kind of ecological tragedy that's ever happened in Hungary so the people are desperate. There is no trust at all.
We will jointly rebuild Hungary and make it strong.
The focus of out economic policy is not austerity measures but how to generate economic growth.