Hungary: Hungarian leader says Europe is now ‘under invasion’ by migrants / Magyarország: a magyar vezető azt mondja, hogy Európa immár “behatol” a migránsok

Viktor Orbán steps up far-right rhetoric as he campaigns for third term as prime minister

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán.
 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek Stf/AFP/Getty Images

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has warned “countries that don’t stop immigration will be lost” in a speech three weeks before he seeks re-election for a third term.

Addressing a huge crowd of supporters in Budapest on Thursday, Orbán used the speech to paint the upcoming vote as part of an existential battle for the survival of Hungary and Europe.

“Africa wants to kick down our door, and Brussels is not defending us,” Orbán told the crowds gathered outside the Hungarian parliament building in drizzling rain. “Europe is under invasion already, and they are watching with their hands in the air.”

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