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France: Govt. probably greatest source of fake news in Hungary - Jobbik leader *PARTNER CONTENT*

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March 06, 2019 at 10:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Leader of the right-wing Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group Marton Gyongyosi have a wide-ranging interview in Paris on Wednesday, during which he discussed Brexit, bureaucracy in Brussels, the EU, fake news and immigration.

He was heavily critical of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during his interview. Gyongyosi claimed that Orban’s intention “to stop migration on the southern border of Hungary is nothing more than political rhetoric.”

“I’ve been looking at the official statistics in Austria, from the Immigration Office on how many illegal migrants crossed the border between Hungary and Austria. And the number is 15,000 in years 2016 and 2017. This is one year after the fence was built on the southern border of Hungary,” he said.

Talking about fake news, Gyongyosi said that “Hungary is probably the only country where the great source of the fake news is the government and the state itself.”

“Viktor Orban has, basically, eliminated the freedom of speech and media freedom in Hungary. One of our main priorities and objectives is to bring this whole situation to the attention of the European Union,” he concluded.

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Leader of the right-wing Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group Marton Gyongyosi have a wide-ranging interview in Paris on Wednesday, during which he discussed Brexit, bureaucracy in Brussels, the EU, fake news and immigration.

He was heavily critical of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during his interview. Gyongyosi claimed that Orban’s intention “to stop migration on the southern border of Hungary is nothing more than political rhetoric.”

“I’ve been looking at the official statistics in Austria, from the Immigration Office on how many illegal migrants crossed the border between Hungary and Austria. And the number is 15,000 in years 2016 and 2017. This is one year after the fence was built on the southern border of Hungary,” he said.

Talking about fake news, Gyongyosi said that “Hungary is probably the only country where the great source of the fake news is the government and the state itself.”

“Viktor Orban has, basically, eliminated the freedom of speech and media freedom in Hungary. One of our main priorities and objectives is to bring this whole situation to the attention of the European Union,” he concluded.

W/S Leader of the Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group Marton Gyongyosi and reporter in Paris

SOT, Marton Gyongyosi, leader of the Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group: “Brexit has basically made us realise that populism in this regard is rather dangerous and the outcome of such an exit from the EU brings about a lot of uncertainty and that is something we should not face.”

W/S Gyongyosi and reporter *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Marton Gyongyosi, leader of the Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group: “Bureaucracy in Brussels and in the European Union has to respect sensitivities and those countries which want to see nation states prevailing and the EU functioning as a cooperation of nation states. They have to, basically, respect nation states saying what the EU should be like.”

C/U Microphone *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Marton Gyongyosi, leader of the Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group: “We have to find a balance between actions coming from a nation state and action coming from the EU. I think, this is what has caused the difficulties of the EU that they haven’t come up with anything at the EU level. They [member states] were just trying to spontaneously handle the situation as it came about with huge disagreement within the EU or among the EU member states. Some of them building walls and stopping migration. Other ones are saying that everyone is welcome whoever wants to enter the territory of the EU. This type of chaos must be overcome.”

W/S Gyongyosi and reporter *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Marton Gyongyosi, leader of the Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group: “I’m afraid that Viktor Orban is using this whole issue as a political agenda. He has done, actually, very little. I mean, the speech is great and the rhetoric is fantastic. Just this morning I’ve been looking at the official statistics in Austria, from the Immigration Office on how many illegal migrants crossed the border between Hungary and Austria. And the number is 15,000 in years 2016 and 2017. This is one year after the fence was built on the southern border of Hungary. This whole blah-blah about stopping migration on the southern border of Hungary is nothing more than political rhetoric.”

C/U Microphone *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Marton Gyongyosi, leader of the Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group: “In Hungary, we still can pose ourselves the question whether we want remain a monoethnic or monocultural country or become a multicultural country. I think that one of the answers to that is “no”. The Hungarian society would also not be prepared to adopt hundreds and thousands of migrants all of a sudden, especially at a time when all our younger talented people are leaving the country for economic opportunities and wage reasons.”

C/U Bars *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Marton Gyongyosi, leader of the Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group: “All these ideological groupings and formations what characterised the European Parliament since the 2nd World War have come to an end, more or less. They are going to receive a huge challenge from these new parties. But I don’t think that it is going to be an enormous breakthrough as most people are expecting it. I think that when it comes to the polls, to elections, usually, the great enthusiasm for populists calms down on the day of the elections.”

C/U Gate *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Marton Gyongyosi, leader of the Hungarian Jobbik Parliamentary Group: “I think that every country is trying to fight fake news which is coming from outside trying to interfere into elections or domestic affairs. Hungary is probably the only country where the greatest source of the fake news is the government and the state itself. Viktor Orban has, basically, eliminated the freedom of speech and media freedom in Hungary. One of our main priorities and objectives is to bring this whole situation to the attention of the European Union.”

W/S Paris street

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