Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a forum of leaders in Slovenia that “migration must be stopped” in order to preserve Europe’s cultural heritage.
Speaking during a roundtable discussion at the International Strategy Forum (BSF) in Bled, Orbán asserted that mass migration from Muslim countries was not a reasonable solution to the continent’s demographic decline.
“We do not need outsiders, because they are changing the composition of European societies, the cultural image of Europe, the Christian, family-based system,” Orbán said, noting that the overwhelming majority of migrants were Muslim.
Highlighting how mass migration leads to social dislocation, rising crime and terrorism, Orbán stated plainly, “migration must be stopped.”
Orbán wants the EU to hand more power back to sovereign states to control their own borders, arguing that a federalized approach to the issue would exacerbate the problem.