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I have received an oral report from the evaluation committee with the conclusion that there has not been sufficient progress in Budapest. Therefore I will not propose to vote or even discuss Fidesz, we will continue the suspension as long as the situation is as it is... I don't intend to start my presidency by revolution or large divisions, but I won't compromise about values. How can one even do that? We must find a practical solution.
This so-called cease-fire. This is not what we expected. In fact it is not a cease-fire, it is a demand of capitulation of the Kurds, we have to reiterate our call for Turkey to put a permanent end to its military action immediately and to withdraw its forces and respect international humanitarian law.
More and more people are starting to believe that only strong-handed authority, anti-European and anti-liberal in spirit, with a tendency towards overt authoritarianism, is capable of stopping the wave of illegal migration, if people believe them, that only they can offer an effective solution to the migration crisis, they will also believe anything else they say.
The days of irregular migration to the European Union are over, (Turkish) Prime Minister Davutoglu confirmed Turkey's commitment to accept the rapid return of all migrants coming from Turkey to Greece that are not in need of international protection. The EU will support Greece in ensuring comprehensive, large scale and fast-track returns to Turkey.
The EU has a right and an obligation to engage in a tough and open dialogue with the authorities of every EU member state where the rule of law and norms of democracy may be violated, and I hope that your words and your actions will help to mitigate the behavior of Kaczynski`s party. But at the same time, in no way should they negatively affect my country and of course Polish citizens.
We can no longer allow solidarity to be equivalent to naivety, openness to be equivalent to helplessness, freedom to be equivalent to chaos. And by that, I am of course referring to the situation on our borders, citizens want to feel safe again, because only then will they be capable of helping people in need.
We're challenged by the opposite of modernity, which is a barbaric mediaevalism, early mediaevalism, primitive, savage, murderous, that comes from the two sources of militant Islam, europe should support Israel - not pressure Israel, not attack Israel, but support Israel, which is the only real shield that Europe and the Middle East have against extremist Islam, which is surging.
Tom Cruise normally prevails in the end, he is a little bit smaller than me, but I hope to be just as effective, if I come back here after this election, I will have a mandate ... for change in Europe and that mandate will be very powerful ... I know that Donald will be helpful ... in bringing forward what is necessary for the reform of the European Union.