Prime Minister Viktor Orbán - Photo: PMO

PM: ‘Hungary-Weber conflict not German-Hungarian, but one between Hungary and Brussels’

Conflicts between Hungary and Manfred Weber, the leader of the European People's Party (EPP) are conflicts between Hungary and Brussels, those conflicts do not burden Hungarian-German cooperation, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public media in Berlin on Friday, after meeting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Orbán said he and Scholz had clarified at the meeting that those conflicts were conflicts between Brussels and Hungary.

Manfred Weber is “a Hungarophobic person, he hates Hungarians,” Orbán said, adding that the EPP leader put the blame on Hungarians for not having been elected president of the European Commission.

Weber is “one of our oldest opponents, enemies in European politics”, Orbán said.

Orbán: Economic cooperation provides firm basis for Germany-Hungary cooperation

Economic cooperation provides a firm basis for Germany-Hungary cooperation, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin on Friday, adding that they had agreed to further strengthen economic ties.

Orbán said that the talks focused on European affairs and German-Hungarian bilateral ties.

Bilateral trade was record high last year exceeding 70 billion euros, with a quarter of Hungarian exports arriving in Germany, he added.

German companies employ 250,000-300,000 Hungarians, primarily in the car industry, Orbán said.

“Hungary has a special role in the operation of Germany’s industry, and we expect jobs, economic growth and tax revenues from them,” he added.

Orbán: Improving demographic situation in Europe a primary goal of Hungary EU presidency

Improving the demographic situation in Europe is one of the primary goals of Hungary’s upcoming EU presidency, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Berlin on Friday after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Orbán told Hungary’s public media that he wanted governments to be able to help one another in increasing family support.

“Migration will certainly be among the topics, and all efforts will be made to ensure that Europe continues to belong to Europeans,” he added.

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