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Orbán: Hungary wants to ‘occupy EU’

Hungary does not want to leave the European Union because its basic principles are good, but it wants to "take over political control in Brussels, it wants to occupy the EU", Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday.

He told commercial news station HirTV that the cooperation of European people, the common market, and “combining each others’ strengths while attending to each others’ weaknesses” were good ideas that could serve Hungary’s intererests well.

At the same time, he said there was no need to establish a “superstate” that would treat its members as “provinces”.

“We don’t need a Brussels like that, but one that supports the nations’ self-respect and sovereignty and allows countries to decide how they want to live depending on their own cultural traditions,” he said. “One that controls the market but does not want to say how a Pole, a Hungarian, or a Portuguese should live,” he added.

“The upcoming European parliamentary elections should be won and political control in Brussels should be taken over,” he said.

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