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Orbán Warns EU Planning to ‘Open the Gate’ with New Brussels Border Force

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban gestures as he delivers a speech during a debate concerning Hungary's situation as part of a plenary session at the European Parliament on September 11, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban vowed, on September 11, 2018, to defy EU pressure …
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EU plans to denationalise border protection and put Brussels in charge present a serious threat to Hungary and the whole of Europe, Viktor Orbán has warned.

The European Parliament’s vote on Thursday to censure Hungary over so-called “values” poses very little threat, the prime minister said, declaring that a much bigger battle will be over EU draft law which would put Brussels in control of national border protection and asylum policy.

On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed stopping illegal immigration would require “that the countries with an external border must give up some of their national responsibilities”.

“That requires a degree of solidarity, it is about people coming to us or our duty to make legal migration possible to help countries that are in trouble,” she added.

Speaking Friday morning, Orbán said: “Angela Merkel has said that the plan is that part of the border control should be handed over from frontier states to Brussels.”

“They want to take away from us the keys to the gate,” stated Orbán, telling national radio the nation’s next battle will be over “who will protect Hungary’s borders”.

“Because they were unable to persuade Hungary to let migrants in, the plan now is that they will take border protection rights away from us.

“They want no less than to send their mercenaries from Brussels to replace our Hungarians who are defending the border, and working as police and soldiers, whose homeland is important.

“Let us not be under any illusion… they will allow in migrants,” he added, warning that the EU leadership wants to destroy Hungarian resistance.

Almost all media coverage of EU plans to strengthen the bloc’s border agency, Frontex, has reported the move as Brussels getting serious about stopping illegal immigration to ward off rising populism.

But much of the draft legislation, which was presented by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at his State of the Union address, was about denationalising asylum policy and border protection.

The bill would “expand the sphere of influence of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO)”, globalist media outlet Infomigrants said, reporting: “The main area where Juncker wants to see EASO take more responsibility is assisting EU member states with speeding up the processing of asylum applications while also contributing their expertise when migrants appeal against negative decisions made in the EU countries where they lodged their applications.”

Announcing the draft changes, Juncker said: “We cannot continue to squabble to find ad-hoc solutions each time a new ship arrives. Temporary solidarity is not good enough. We need lasting solidarity – today and forever more.”

The legislation also has the full support of the EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, an open borders-backing idealogue who vowed that Europe “will never be a fortress” in May, as he promised the continent was set to absorb massive waves of third world migration “for decades to come”.

“From now onwards, the European Border and Coast Guard and the future EU Agency for Asylum will be able to ensure EU solidarity on the ground at all times, in all situations, whilst fully respecting member states’ competences,” Avramopoulos said of the draft legislation.

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