Hungary PM vows defence of ‘Christian’ Europe

12 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Hungary PM vows defence

of ‘Christian’

Europe

BUDAPEST: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched his European elections campaign Sunday calling for voters to defend “Christian” nations against immigration, which he said led to the “virus of terrorism”, reports AFP.

He also announced a seven-point package of tax breaks and subsidies to encourage families to raise more children, a move he called “Hungary’s answer” to its falling population instead of increasing immigration.

May’s elections for the European Parliament were a “historic crossroads” for Europe, said Orban, in this year’s state of the nation speech in Budapest before an invited audience.

He framed the vote as a choice between the “new internationalism” of pro-migration Brussels bureaucrats under the sway of “money men” such as liberal US billionaire George Soros and sovereign nation states defending tradition and Christianity.


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