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Zárug, Péter Farkas

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Demokrata - Hungary | 21/12/2015

Exodus to Europe: Merkel's policy pathetic

German chancellor Angela Merkel called for better protection of the EU's outer borders at last week's EU summit. The call comes pretty late, comments political scientist Péter Farkas Zárug in the conservative weekly Demokrata: "Merkel has finally brought herself to say that it is expedient to secure the EU's outer borders. If my memory doesn't deceive me this is what Viktor Orbán has been calling for since May 2015. And he has repeatedly presented proposals for such measures since August! Hello! Meanwhile we have been hearing declarations that lack any substance from Merkel on a daily basis. It's all about conferences, integration, refugee camps and summits. The goal is to stop illegal immigration - that's it. … Yet none of the migrants are being deported. On the contrary, the number of refugees is continually growing. Merkel's policy is simply pathetic."

Magyar Nemzet - Hungary | 06/09/2011

Péter Zárug on Sarrazin's welcome break with taboos

The scandal book Germany does Away with Itself by former Deutsche Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin went on sale roughly a year ago. The political scientist Péter Farkas Zárug contends in the conservative daily Magyar Nemzet that Sarrazin was right to break with taboos. "Sarrazin broke through the walls of political correctness. The social democratic politician provoked the ire of all those forces which after the atrocities of World War II took the liberty to continually stigmatise others. ... But what did Sarrazin do to provoke all that anger? ... He entered a world of political semantics in which extreme political correctness prevented anyone from talking about certain issues related to the majority-minority problem. This extreme form of political correctness has tied the hands of Europe's political elites in the past two decades and left the articulation of certain ethnic, religious and cultural problems entirely to the right-wing extremists. At the same time the left-liberal camp - particularly in Germany - claimed for itself the exclusive right to politically brand others as 'radical', 'racist', 'fascist', 'anti-Islam' or 'anti-Semitic'."

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