How Will The Nationalist Immigration Policies Of Hungary Impact The Rest Of Europe?

2252 Words10 Pages
How will the nationalist immigration policies of Hungary impact the rest of Europe? My thesis for this paper is that Hungary’s foreign policy views on the migration crisis that currents exists throughout Europe is very drastic. These policies can also been seen as a direct reflection of the extremist nationalist views of Viktor Orbán (the current President of Hungary) and his right-wing party, Fidesz. This concept shows how the personality and psychology of an individual leader can affect a state’s foreign policy. This extremist view, as shown by Hungary, is spreading across Europe. This then brings into question a lot of European Union standards, and may even cause the downfall and collapse of the Schengen Agreement. The international…show more content…
In addition to this, there has been large prejudices against the migrants due to crime accusations. The result of such events is the rise of nationalist extremist parties in Central and Eastern Europe. A prime example of this is within Hungary. Hungary has been quite vocal about its opposition to accepting refugees and other migrants. These statements were made by Hungary’s leader Viktor Orbán who has been known to have very extreme views on other social issues. The result of Hungary’s statements concerning immigration is an epidemic of other countries having similar views which will contradict the Schengen Agreement. The Schengen Agreement is one of the foundations of the European Union so removing or adapting said intuition would seriously affect the European Union. In this paper I will analyse the international system in which these foreign policy directions have been made whilst examining how Viktor Orbán’s personality and psychology has a direct influence on the decisions made by Hungary and the history of the migration laws of the European Union. International system As explained in the introduction, the events that occurs in the international system can have a direct influence on the foreign policy. This is due to the fact that the nature of the international system can limit the capacity in which a country can make decisions. Ryan Beasley et al (2013) explains this to be how “the worldwide distribution of economic wealth and
Open Document