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The speaker dismissed accusations that the government behaved like a dictatorship that waged a culture war, saying that it was the opposition’s aggressive actions that hurt the ruling Fidesz party more than the “so-called dictatorship”.
"If Hungary wants to guarantee its national security and assert its national interests within the alliance, NATO membership has no alternative", László Kövér said in Parliament commemorating 20 years of NATO membership
Hungary's parliamentary speaker said the opposition had missed the point with its rhetoric on “defending” Hungary’s EU membership against the policies of the governing parties because that's never been the government's position
The two nations were in agreement that strengthening the European Union was a shared goal, but this should be based on strong member states holding debates as equal partners instead of strengthening Brussels institutions