Klara Dobrev at the plenary session of the European Parliament

Dobrev meets Labour Party chief in London

Klara Dobrev, MEP and shadow prime minister of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), met Sir Keir Starmer, head of Britain's Labour Party, for talks in London on Wednesday.

After the talks, Dobrev told an online press conference that her visit was aimed “to show that the picture Prime Minister Viktor Orb├ín presents is not Hungary’s real face”. “There is an alternative, a different Hungary seeking friends and allies within and outside the EU,” she added.

Subjects at the meeting included ramifications of the Ukraine war, Dobrev said. Hungarian voters supported Hungary’s NATO membership with a huge majority, and DK is committed to “making NATO a strong organisation able to protect Hungarian people, also”, she said.

Dobrev insisted that Brits were suffering from the consequences of Brexit, and said it was “a warning sign showing how a small majority of a country could be convinced that there is life outside the European Union”. “Though most people will now think it was a bad decision, they have to bear its consequences,” she added.

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