Jewish neighborhood representatives on Tuesday voiced alarm after Hungarian chief Viktor Orban spoke out in opposition to creating "peoples of mixed-race".

In a speech in Romania's Transylvania area, which has a big Hungarian neighborhood, the 59-year-old ultra-conservative prime minister criticized mixing with "non-Europeans".

Terming Orban's speech "silly and harmful", the Worldwide Auschwitz Committee referred to as on the EU to proceed to distance itself from "Orban's racist undertones and to make it clear to the world {that a} Mr. Orban has no future in Europe."

The speech reminds Holocaust survivors "of the darkish instances of their very own exclusion and persecution," the group's vice-president Christoph Heubner mentioned in an announcement despatched to AFP.

Heubner referred to as particularly on Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer to make a stand when he hosts Orban on an official go to to Vienna on Thursday.

"We don't wish to turn out to be peoples of mixed-race," Orban mentioned on Saturday.

Orban, recognized for his anti-migrant coverage, has made related remarks prior to now however with out utilizing the Hungarian time period for "race," in response to specialists.

Authorities spokesman Zoltan Kovacs mentioned Orban's speech had been "misinterpreted" by those that "clearly do not perceive the distinction between the blending of various ethnic teams that each one originate within the Judeo-Christian cultural sphere, and the blending of peoples from totally different civilizations".

In his speech, Orban additionally appeared to allude to the fuel chambers of the German Nazi regime when criticizing Brussels' plan to scale back European fuel demand by 15 %.

"I don't see how it is going to be enforced — though, as I perceive it, the previous reveals us German know-how on that," he mentioned.

Hungary's Jewish neighborhood has additionally slammed the speech.

"There is just one race on this Planet: the Homo Sapiens Sapiens," chief rabbi Robert Frolich wrote on Fb.

And Orban advisor Zsuzsa Hegedus handed in her resignation over the "shameful place", calling the speech "a pure Nazi textual content," in response to information outlet HVG.

In response, Orban harassed "his authorities's coverage of zero tolerance in relation to anti-Semitism and racism", in response to a letter that was made public.

"You can not significantly accuse me of racism after 20 years of collaboration," he argued.

Bogdan Aurescu, international minister of fellow EU member Romania, mentioned Orban's "concepts" had been "unacceptable".

A spokesman for the European Fee mentioned it by no means commented on statements by European politicians.

"What's clear is that the EU has a sure variety of values that are enshrined within the treaties and it implements insurance policies according to these values and these treaty articles," spokesman Eric Mamer informed reporters.

(AFP)

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