Hungary stands against global elites wishes
17 March, 2017
What we can see through George Soros's activities in Hungary during the last decades is that he is working for the weakening of borders and the creation of multicultural societies, which are less resistant to the aims and wishes of the global elites. But we in Hungary are taking side for strong nations and we also consider the European Union to be an ally of strong nations.
Soros himself does not hide that he regards the current Hungarian government as an opponent, and aims to undermine political stability in Hungary. In that sense, the Hungarian government firmly and strongly opposes Soros's views, as well as those of certain leading elites within the EU concerning the future of the Union, Hungary in it, and ultimately, the globalising world. Different visions clash here, which has very tangible consequences, as we have already seen, in the case of mass and uncontrolled migration.
I am not telling a great novelty by saying that organisations linked with Soros prefer the human rights approach - for this reason, the ongoing procedures in the field of justice are crucial for us. It is visible in the custody law the Hungarian Parliament voted recently, which is about that migrants are not allowed to leave the border transit zone until their application for asylum is judged. With this law, we would like to close the last loophole in the judiciary system. For us, the security of our own Hungarian citizens is first but I must add that by protecting them we also defend the security of the whole of Europe. To do so, we are also obliged by the Schengen Agreement.
Hungary is to further take steps in order to “clean out” certain paid organisations. What has to be done will be decided by the Hungarian parliament during its spring session. One thing is sure: we want to raise the transparency of those organisations, which receive big amounts of money from abroad. In Hungary, public institutions and most public actors have to declare how taxpayers’ money was spent. On these grounds, we say that the Hungarian people have the right to see through the budget of agent organisations receiving international funding.
Since 2010, the Hungarian government has proven that successful governance is possible even against the demands of international capital, and growth and fiscal stability are attainable simultaneously without austerity measures - it is obvious that they would not like others to follow the Hungarian path. The policy we have been pursuing is apparently successful. All the economic figures are good, which is reconfirmed by the credit rating firms' reports. Consequently, a serious pay increase is underway, partly on market grounds, partly on the initiative of the government.
Slowly but steadily, the life-related statistics are getting better as well as the number of marriages or children. At the same time, PM Viktor Orban has called our attention to the fact that the Hungarian economy has to take a turn on competitiveness to increase the speed of catching up. We are asking the Hungarian people's trust for that at the next election.
Szilard Nemeth is a Vice-President of the Hungarian ruling party Fidesz. The opinion is expressed with the Monitor news agency.