Hungary should be excluded from the European Union because of its tough stance on refugees, Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn has said.
Budapest's policies constitute a "massive violation" of the EU's fundamental values, he said.
"We cannot accept that the basic values of the European Union are being so seriously breached," Mr Asselborn told Germany's Die Welt newspaper. [Die Welt - The World - Dan]
He added: "Anyone, like Hungary, who builds fences against war refugees or breaches press freedom and the independence of the justice system should be temporarily, or if needed forever, excluded from the EU."
Viktor Orban's government has angered many EU countries with its tough rhetoric on refugees, which he described as a "poison", and by building a razor wire along the country's southern border to block the so-called Balkan route.
"The fence that Hungary is building to keep out refugees is getting longer, higher and more dangerous," he said. "Hungary is not far from issuing an order to shoot refugees."
In response, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto called Mr Asselborn "a frivolous figure".
"He wants to exclude Hungary from the EU but he has long excluded himself from among the politicians who can be taken seriously," Mr Szijjarto said in a statement, accusing Mr Asselborn of "working tirelessly to demolish European security and culture".
Mr Szijjarto said the referendum would give Hungarians the opportunity to voice their opinion about "illegal immigrants, Brussels' quota package and the Jean Asselborn-type figures".
Wow! Hungary means business! They have the backbone to stand up to the globalists and the globalists don't like it. They will say anything to smear Prime Minister Orban, the Jobbik Party, and anyone who supports them. National Socialism (let's face it, even though they won't admit it, Jobbik is NS) is taking firm hold in Hungary.
This is no surprise as most Hungarians supported Hitler and welcomed being made part of the Third Reich.
As to Luxembourg, who care what a country with a population the size of a medium American city (576,248 as of 2015) thinks? They are no threat to Hungary. They aren't even an annoyance. Hell, Luxembourg isn't even a real country. It's what is known as a Grand Duchy ruled by Grand Duke Henri (pronounced on-REE).
The globalists get mad when Hungary tells the truth about them:
Mr Szijjarto said in a statement, accusing Mr Asselborn of "working tirelessly to demolish European security and culture".