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Hungary's Orban calls for more anti-immigration politicians in EU | Raw Politics

Hungary's Orban calls for more anti-immigration politicians in EU | Raw Politics
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Watch a panel on Euronews' Raw Politics show debate the latest comments from Hungarian PM Viktor Orban and the EU's immigration policy.


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called on Thursday for anti-immigration politicians to take over EU institutions.

"Hungary's objective is to have each and every single institution of the European Union, a majority of forces that reject immigration," Orban told reporters.

His comments came as some 49 migrants, who had been stranded at sea onboard a rescue ship for more than two weeks, disembarked after nine member states reached a deal.

For Swedish MEP Kristina Winberg, from the Sweden Democrats Party, Orban's comments echo what many countries think.

"We can see now a lot of countries, member states, have enough. We have this mass immigration and we cannot handle the situation," she told Euronews' Raw Politics show, denouncing the current approach of trying to enforce migrant relocation quotas.

But Linnea Engstrom, a fellow Swedish MEP but from the Green Party, branded Orban's speech as "dreadful, fear-mongering".

"He's not offering any solutions at all. It's not an issue you can just shut out or to solve by closing borders," she said. "We have to have a strategy."

Watch the panel debate the issue on Raw Politics in the video player, above.

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