2019. 04. 19.
Press release by Kinga Gál
On Wednesday, the European Parliament’s pro-immigration majority voted in favor of providing hundreds of millions of euros to NGOs that openly promote migration. “It also shows that European immigration forces are trying to do their utmost to support politically motivated NGOs in the field of immigration,” said Fidesz MEP Kinga Gál after the vote.
On the basis of the “Rights and Values Programme” adopted on Wednesday, the EU budget – including money from Hungarian taxpayers – may finance so-called NGOs examining the enforcement of rule of law in the Member States. The program can only come into force after the adoption of the next European Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), thus the haste to accept it is incomprehensible and unacceptable unless the aim of the majority of EP MEPs is to tie the hands of the newly emerging Parliament.
“In Hungary, these NGOs are known to be organizations linked to George Soros,” said Gál, “which have been exploiting rule of law issues to attack the Hungarian government over the past few years. Such NGOs provided background material to the Sargentini report, which condemned Hungary. They defended Ahmed H., who was convicted for terrorism, and they represented in litigation in Strasbourg illegal migrants who attacked the Hungarian border protection. It’s clear that they are driven by one goal: to force the Hungarian government to change its anti-immigration policy.”
“We strongly oppose the use of EU funds to finance civil society organizations,” the Fidesz MEP said after the vote. “Instead, the European Union should reimburse the costs of Member States protecting the EU’s external borders (with measures like the fence on Hungary’s border).