In a video message posted on his Facebook account, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that in a stormy session during the Brussels summit Hungary had managed to repel an attack aimed at ensuring that migrants would be given more money and more rights.
He said that the Brussels summit had started in an atmosphere of peace, but what had seemed set to be a good-humoured meeting turned out to be a stormy one.
According to Mr. Orbán, several countries attacked Hungary on the subject of migration, launching a final assault in an attempt to force the council of heads of government to accept measures which would enable them to bring migrants into the European Union.
The Prime Minister said that he described this as a final attempt because there will soon be elections to the European Parliament, and then “that song will be over”.
He said that now there was a last full-scale attack, seeking to give migrants more money and more rights, and to drive into submission those countries which reject migration.
Mr. Orbán said that this attack had been repelled amidst stormy exchanges, and the meeting would continue.
(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister/MTI)