Szijjarto: Martin Schulz is not aware of most basic facts

According to the FM the European Commission didn't show solidarity

MH – 2018.01.05. 20:02 –

Martin Schulz, the President of the German Social Democratic Party (SDP) is not aware of the most basic facts, and continually stabs Hungary in the back even while it also protects all German citizens, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said in response to an interview given by the German party president to the newspaper Bild on Friday, writes.

Schulz told the German newspaper that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is pursuing a dangerous logic in refugee policy. As he said, Hungary and Poland – “more recently with Austria’s support” – pretend as if the issue of refugees were solely the business of the Germans which is unacceptable.

Speaking to the Hungarian news agency MTI Szijjarto said Schulz is in a convenient position because he is a national of a country which enjoys the benefits of the fact that Hungary is protecting the external borders of the Schengen Area by making enormous efforts and enforcing European law. He added that to date Hungary has spent one billion euros on protecting the external borders of the European Union and the Schengen Area. “The European Commission refused to even partially reimburse this sum, despite the fact that the Hungarian border protection effort also serves to protect Germany and the whole of the European Union. So there is a lack of solidarity on the part of the European Union, rather than on the part of Hungary”, he added.