Romanian PM "insults all of Hungary" - Hungarian FM
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has "strongly condemned a statement by Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta" for "insulting all of Hungary."Source: Beta, Tanjug
Previously, Ponta said that "Hungarian politicians are no better than those in Syria or Libya, the countries from which people are fleeing."
According to the Agerpres agency, he also said:
"The reality is that at this time Europe is not ready. I believe that European leaders and citizens fear, as do I, that Hungarians will start shooting at (migrant) women and children. Would that solve the problem? I think it would only make it worse."
Szijjarto on Wednesday accused the Romanian prime minister of "losing his self-control and insulting the whole of Hungary with his unreasonable statement," reported the MTI.
Stressing that "civilized European politicians do not present such insults," the Hungarian official also said Ponta had "completely lost his balance on the national (Romanian) political scene."
Commenting late last night on Twitter on news that Hungary planned to extend its barbed wire fence built recently on the border with Serbia to Romania, Ponta remarked that the situation "smells like Europe in the 1930s and 1940s."