Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Europe is experiencing modern-day migration, which can in an “irreversible” process change the face of its whole civilisation, the Hungarian Prime minister said at a conference marking former German chancellor Helmut Kohl’s 85th birthday. Viktor Orbán said there was “no return” from a multicultural Europe, “either to a Christian Europe or to the world of national cultures”. 
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Meanwhile Viktor Orbán’s party said that the EU was unable to tackle the problem of immigration, which means Hungary must take steps in this matter in the autumn. The spokesman for ruling FIDESZ said that the party opposes the idea raised by the EU to distribute “economic migrants” on the basis of population and GDP among member states, Bence Tuzson said. 
“This will not result in fewer immigrants,” he said, adding that several other countries disagree with the quota plan, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia and France. “If the EU is unable to protect Hungarian people and the population of other member states, this issue must be moved into national competence and this is what Fidesz will initiate,” he insisted.
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Actually, this translation of his speech is a bit ambiguous. It sounds like he is saying "multicultural Europe" exists and there is no way back from it, as if he was in favour of it. Other translations of the speech make it clear he is speaking conditionally.

Mass migration threatens European civilisation, Hungary's controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday. 
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"Today mass migration is taking place around the globe that could change the face of Europe's civilisation. If that happens, that is irreversible," Mr Orban said at a conference in honour of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who recently turned 85. 
"There is no way back from a multicultural Europe. Neither to a Christian Europe, nor to the world of national cultures," Mr Orban added. 
He insisted that migration needs to be addressed seriously.
"If we make a mistake now, it will be forever," Mr Orban, 52, said.

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