Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday that "ethnic homogeneity" was vital for the country's economic success, in a fresh tirade against importing workers to solve labour shortages.
Addressing the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Budapest, Orban said that improving competitiveness was not the only way to bolster economic growth and "enhance the value" of the "homeland".
"How to do this? First, by preserving ethnic homogeneity. One can say such things now, which you would have been executed for during the past few years, as life has proven that too much mixing causes trouble," he said.