The Hungarian Prime Minister stated that the breakup of the European Union was not excluded if one part forces pro-immigration policies on the other. Quoted on the Hungarian government’s website, Orban said he could see a danger of fragmentation within the European Union.

If we are left alone and they do not force islamisation on us, Europe can continue to live as the club of free nations,” Orban said, but added that if Brussels forces Hungary “to accept the UN migration pact or the European Commission’s decisions so as to make us fit their own Western concessive policies, a breakup [of the EU] cannot be ruled out.”

On Wednesday, Orban welcomed recent suggestions by French President Emmanuel Macron about needed reform of the EU and said it could be the “start of a serious debate” about the future of Europe.

Orban said that Macron’s proposal to reform the Schengen area policies and establish a common border force and EU asylum office are necessary — but whether Macron and Orban’s visions will align in reality is another question.

Orban has repeatedly butted heads with the EU over his reluctance to open Hungary’s borders to refugees, denouncing “Muslim invaders” and saying that no country should be forced to adopt imposed immigration policies or adhere to quotas set in Brussels.