Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Saturday once again called on Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic to “stop criticising Hungary and the Hungarian people” and said that “he would have reason to be modest in view of the fact that Croatia’s immigrant care system collapsed within a day,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued to Hungarian news agency MTI.
Speaking on Serbian Television on Friday, Milanovic said Hungary was building a wall “towards barbarians” because Hungarian PM Viktor “Orban and company see Arabs as barbarians” and that Croatia could but did not want to stop Serbia’s European Union accession.
“The Croatian Prime Minister has been continuously insulting Hungary and the Hungarian people for the last two weeks, despite the fact that ‘he would have reason to be modest’ in view of the fact that Croatia’s immigrant care system collapsed within a day,” the Hungarian Foreign Ministry said, adding, “The difference between the Hungarian and Croatian governments has become clear during the past two weeks.”
“Instead of registering and caring for immigrants, Croatia is transporting them to Hungary en masse, Croatia has blackmailed Serbia and made absurd accusations about Hungary. In contrast, Hungary is abiding by every EU law and regulation and has provided care and accommodation for the more than 240 thousand immigrants who have entered the country so far this year, the vast majority of whom it has also successfully registered,” the statement said.