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Official: ‘Brussels’ offer unacceptable for Hungary’

If Hungary accepts the model Brussels "offers" on migration, the war in Ukraine and on how our children should be raised, the country would "cease to exist" in a few decades, the prime minister's political director told public broadcaster Kossuth radio on Monday morning.

Referring to the prime minister’s speech at the weekend party congress of ruling Fidesz, Balazs Orban said Hungary wasn’t a country constantly saying “no”, but had developed a “European counter-model” which showed that “it is possible to set an overall different government policy and operate a successful country”.

The two models can exist in Europe simultaneously, Orban said, adding however that “we would obviously be glad, if an increasing number of countries were proud of their sovereignty, and define supporting families and enhancing competitiveness as future political priorities…. instead of sanctions”.

As regards “big issues”, Hungarians and the majority of people in other countries in Europe share the position represented by the Hungarian government, the political director said. “Because if you ask people whether they want to get drifted into a war with Russia or to have illegal migrants in their own country, they will clearly say ‘no’. And if asked whether they want Ukraine and Russia to make peace, the answer in most countries is ‘yes’,” he said.

“Hungary is today the voice of the European people,” Orban said, adding that only Hungary was able “to consistently express the opinion of the European majority on a government level”.


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