quinta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2015

Hungary: Orbán invests in internal and external isolation popularity

Shocking images of a dramatic situation. At the end of August 71 refugees were killed on a motorway in Austria, only a few kilometers from the Hungarian border. The story shocked the whole world.

Four children, including a baby, were among the 71 migrants were found dead in the truck. An Austrian police patrol discovered the truck, probably at least 12:00 am after being abandoned. The refugees appeared to be dead for more than two days; fluids, of decomposing bodies, dusted down over the crevices of doors.

This week, the Hungarian Parliament passed a law allowing the army to fire on the refugees with non-lethal weapons and a resolution that considers the European Union responsible for the tragedy that happened with the 71 refugees.

For Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the Hungary and Europe are being invaded: "our borders are threatened, as well as our lifestyle, which is based on the respect of laws. The Hungary and Europe are under threat. What is happening is an invasion. In fact, they are invading us, it's happening every day, and it's a European problem. Here, we have no way to get all these people. "

Péter Balázs former Foreign Minister (Minister in the Socialist Government, which is now in opposition), currently a professor at the Central European University, believes that the anti-refugiados Hungarian Government's position will not change in the near future: "This parliamentary resolution reflects the current majority's relationship with the crisis of migrants. Is a hostile resolution and anti-refugiados. "

So that will be no doubt about the Government's intentions with regard to migrants, the Executive put in street posters with the phrase: "The people have decided: the country has to be defended."

"In the early summer 1.6 million voters supported the conservative Fidesz party, that is, 20 percent of the population. Now records an increase of 300 thousand people, over 4%, "says the Director of studies of the Ipsos opinion Zrt, Tibor Závecz.

According to Euronews correspondent in Hungary, Attila Magyar, if the current policy of the Hungarian Government to continue and keep the criticisms to neighbouring countries, Hungary will probably isolate themselves even more of Europe.

"In recent weeks, ambassadors from 10 countries were called to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry. This illustrates the strained relations with neighbouring States. Here in Hungary, many experts agree that the posts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are sent indirectly for the Hungarian people, not to foreign countries. "


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