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Orbán: Another fence can help protect women from ‘gangs’

Vowing that “gangs will not be hunting for our wives and daughters”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said this morning that Hungary will increase its vigilance against asylum seekers, possibly by building a fence on the Romanian border in the next two-to-three weeks.

Hungaryʼs Prime Minister Viktor Orbán speaking this morning on Kossuth Radio. (Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák)

We are not “turning Hungary into Europe” when it comes to allowing migrants into the country, the prime minister said in his regular fortnightly interview on Kossuth Radio. He also reiterated his stance that the European Union is not taking steps to solve the issue, even though Hungary protects the country and the EU.

He said a decision on a fence along Hungaryʼs Romanian border would be made soon if Macedonia cannot prevent migrants from entering Europe.

Commenting on the EU summit scheduled for the middle of March, when EU leaders are expected to discuss the quota-based distribution of refugees, Orbán said “we are facing nerve-wracking weeks”.

The prime minister also mentioned the Oscar awarded to the Hungarian film “Son of Saul” over the weekend and praised government film commissioner Andrew G. Vajna for choosing to support the film. Orbán called Vajna “one of the bravest Hungarians”, for straightening out the chaotic Hungarian film subsidies the government inherited in 2010.