Mateusz Morawiecki and Viktor Orbán: “The Most Important Question Concerning National Sovereignty”

Yesterday Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited Warsaw to confer with his Polish counterpart, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. At a joint press conference afterwards, both leaders were adamant that they would not accede to the migrant quotas that the European Union is trying to impose.

In the following excerpts provided by Ruptly, the two prime ministers echo what Mr. Orbán said about immigration last Thursday in parliament after being sworn in for his new term as prime minister.

Many thanks to Ava Lon (Polish) and CrossWare (Hungarian) for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:12   … representing Poland during the first foreign visit after…
00:16   …to build a common European agenda,
00:20   a common agenda concerning security:
00:24   energy security, internal security, border security,
00:29   which means, of course, again, the link to the refugees.
00:33   We also talked about it, very concretely, with the [Hungarian] Prime Minister and…
00:40   The most important question concerning national sovereignty, which we discuss here,
00:44   is to make the decision about who can stay in the territory of a country.
00:48   I can only say, in expressing
00:52   Hungarian determination, that our parents
00:56   and grandparents, our ancestors, would spin in their graves
01:00   if we were to permit someone else other than the Hungarians
01:04   to tell us who can stay in the territory of our country.
01:14   Central Europe has its own unique experiences.
01:19   Often we are a little bit misunderstood
01:23   by our friends and partners from Western Europe,
01:27   because they were lucky enough not to have experienced communism, and even their
01:31   earlier history was happier. They didn’t live through
01:35   The first and second World Wars the same way that we did; and it wasn’t [for them] as devastating
01:39   as for Hungary or for Poland — those World Wars — and therefore
01:43   their experiences, and also [those of] our friends in Brussels, are
01:47   different. And we explain calmly, but in a resolved way,
01:52   the reforms that have to be introduced, which
01:56   we talked about with the [Hungarian] Prime Minister. For example, the reforms of the
02:00   judicial system: they need to be implemented precisely because
02:04   we are emerging, perhaps not from communism any longer,
02:08   because we escaped from it already, but letting go of some post-communist habits…
02:12   …not very well understood… there’s also
02:16   by our friends and partners … — This isn’t the solution to the problem,
02:21   what the EU proposed today. Because we need to have
02:25   a solution that would look more like a fishing rod and less like a fish.
02:29   Therefore you need to cooperate with those countries in a way…
02:33   with those countries in the Middle East, in Africa — so that the refugees would
02:37   want to remain over there, so the inhabitants would want to remain over there.
02:46   Moreover, we are a Christian nation; we know what an obligation means,
02:50   and help — we believe the principle that
02:54   help should provided over there, instead of bringing the trouble here.
02:58   We cannot help anybody if we ruin our own countries in the meantime.
03:02   That is why Hungary started a program called “Hungary Helps”,
03:06   which we accomplish by working with the local communities in the Middle East.
03:10   We rebuild villages, and build churches and schools.
03:14   And many people return from Europe to live
03:18   in these new settlements. We’re talking about many millions of euros here,
03:22   and we will continue our work in this area in the future as well. For the question
03:26   of what we contribute from a European point of view
03:30   to handling the migrant crisis, we Hungarians
03:34   answer the following: We defend Europe from [migration coming from] the direction of the Balkans.

3 thoughts on “Mateusz Morawiecki and Viktor Orbán: “The Most Important Question Concerning National Sovereignty”

  1. It is a simple question; do you choose poverty forced by the European Union or extinction by Islamic conquest forced by the European Union? The East Europeans, to their eternal credit, choose to survive as poor free peoples. The West has chosen to annihilate its own people, civilisation and entire history.

    • Actually, for a country living within its means, and not borrowing from international, globalist financiers for its day-to-day operating expenses, the economic costs of being booted from the EU would probably be minimal, if not actually positive.

      For example, several sectors of the economy, like fishing, in England were being devastated by having to follow EU rules in allowing open access to English fisheries to fishermen of different countries, like Spain. Also, having to follow the EU regulations put British trade at a serious disadvantage in world markets.

      In the video, Janice Atkinson, a British representative to the EU parliament, describes how devastating to the economy the EU regulations were . Or, rather are, since the British government is totally dragging its feet on Brexit and has no plans whatsoever for an independent economic existence.

      Instead, it’s the usual suspects: bankers, financiers, and lifelong politicians, who are the most upset about losing the so-called economic benefits of membership in the EU.

      The bottom line is, a little bit of courage retains not only your freedom, but a reasonably secure economic life.

      • Ah, but that “little bit of courage” is what is being eradicated from the spirit and soul of EU citizens. That’s why the world largely looks elsewhere for real entrepreneurship; the EU is busy eradicating all vestiges of it among the people it rules…while dictatorial China has such amazing productivity. The difference between political tyranny and economic tyranny?

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