“We don't want to be a mixed race”, which would mix with “non-Europeans”, he had said, before making an apparent allusion to the gas chambers of the Nazi regime, which had earned him strong criticism from the Jewish community and the resignation of a councillor.
Since his return to power in 2010, Viktor Orban has transformed his country by implementing “illiberal” reforms, based on the “defense of a Christian Europe”.
He notably attacked migrants from Africa and the Middle East and NGOs coming to their aid, tightening the right to asylum and erecting barriers at the borders.
Mr. Nehammer spoke about this new controversy at the start of the press conference, “strongly condemning all forms of racism and anti-Semitism” and assuring that the two men had addressed the issue “in complete frankness”.
“We are in perfect agreement”, reacted Viktor Orban, saying he was “proud” of the policy of “zero tolerance” carried out by Hungary.