Saturday, September 15, 2018
In recent years, Hungary has been almost alone in Europe in fighting to retain its Christian heritage and to preserve its Christian identity in the face of a European Union that has tried to do the opposite.
And it has done so largely through what some see as a “hardline” immigration policy, but which the country’s government insists is a sensible policy of controlled immigration (it opposes illegal and irregular immigration and favors tight control of its outer borders).
This week, that policy (along with others) led to a clash with the European Parliament, which is looking at taking unprecedented disciplinary action against the country for allegedly breaching the EU’s core values. If approved, punitive measures could include suspension of Hungary’s voting rights, although this is considered unlikely.