Judit Varga – Photo: BZT / Nóra Halász

Justice minister: Hungarians ‘insistent’ on hard-won freedom

Hungarians "say no to the concept of European empire" and are "insistent on keeping their freedom won through the sacrifice of blood", Justice Minister Judit Varga said at a commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the 1848-49 revolution and freedom fight in Sepsiszentgyorgy (Sfantu Gheorghe), Romania, on Wednesday.

Varga said the interests of Hungarians living inside the country and outside of its borders “come first”.

She warned that a “hegemony of opinion” is taking shape in Europe and said the European Union is “uniting on the matter of self-censorship, not diversity”. She added that Brussels’ response to the war in Ukraine has “failed”.

Hungarians today, as their predecessors in 1848, want peace, freedom and understanding, she said.

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