10/22/2015, "‘We are in deep trouble’," politico.eu, Ryan Heath, Madrid
“We are in deep trouble,” [Hungarian PM] Orbán said in remarks to the European People’s Party annual congress here, building on comments he had made Wednesday night on Hungarian television.
“This is an uncontrolled and unregulated process,” one that threatens
democracy because governments did not “get authorization from
(citizens) for millions to walk into our continent.”...
“Free choice of host country is not included in international law,” he said....
“The German, Hungarian or Austrian way of life is not a basic right
of all people on earth,” Orbán said. “It is only a right for those
people who have contributed to it. We have to help them get back their
own lives, with dignity, and we have to send them back to their own
Orbán said: “We have
heartfelt compassion for the people who left their homes. They are
victims…but considering them victims does not mean we must make
European Council President Donald
Tusk echoed some of the Hungarian prime minister’s arguments, but sought
to soften the tone.
“Solidarity can no longer be equivalent to naivety,” Tusk said. “We
cannot abdicate from our most important duties…the primary duty of
public authorities has always been to provide security to its own
community and protect its own borders.”
“We cannot pretend any longer that the great tide of migrants is
something that we want and that we are conducting a well-thought out
policy,” Tusk added. “We have lost our ability to control our borders..."...