Hungary’s Anti-European Immigration Laws


By Prof. Gábor Halmai

Since Viktor Orbán came to power in 2010, Hungary has regularly violated the principles set forth in Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union. This states that “The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.” The latest violation has been the Hungarian government’s shameful behavior in the ongoing refugee crisis. Thousands of people have been left to languish in fields and on the streets, others have been herded into squalid detention camps. Water cannons and teargas have been fired at refugees gathered at the razor-wire fence erected on the border with Serbia and Croatia, a fellow EU Member State. Viktor Orbán, who has styled himself as the defender of Europe’s “Christian civilization” against an Islamic invasion, has encouraged other eastern…

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