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The epidemiological situation is getting worse in most European countries; this is why Hungary must introduce new, stricter restrictions in order to tackle the spread of the coronavirus. In an interview on Kossuth Rádió this morning, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talked about the start of the school year, an upcoming economic growth plan and the importance of geostrategic thinking for Hungary.
“The cooperation of Central European countries is engraved in the hearts of Central European people,” Prime Minister Orbán said earlier today in Prague, adding that the upcoming years will be all about the success of Central Europe and the Visegrád Four. A few highlights from the PM’s speech honoring the 30th anniversary of Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution, a peaceful transition of power that marked the end of the communist era.
“The rational political decisions that we have made in Central Europe with relation to the economy and security have all contributed to enabling Central Europe to be among the winners of the new world order today, and in fact the region represents the engine of European growth and competitiveness and will continue to do so in future,” the Foreign Minister said.
“It has become clear to the Hungarians: it is in the interests of the Central European for a pragmatic cooperation to come about between East and West that is based on common sense and mutual respect,” the foreign minister said
Szabolcs Takács, state secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office, said both countries share a vision in building a politically and economically strong central Europe within the European Union that is pro- rather than anti-EU
During his speech at the 29th Balvanyos Summer University in Baile Tusnad (Tusnádfürdő), PM Orbán insisted that Europe’s current leaders were “inadequate” and incapable of protecting the continent from migration
Following the work of the last eight years, the people have given the government a mandate to lead Hungary into a new age, Prime Minister Orbán said in Tusnádfürdő this morning, calling for the rebuilding of the whole region of Central Europe.