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May 12, 2017

National consultation is to help government understand the people and the direction in which Hungary and the EU should head

The politics of a nation or country can only be successful if it is founded on the opinion of the country’s citizens

Hungary's national consultation is to help the government understand the people and the direction in which Hungary and the EU should head, according to government insiders.

Bence Tuzson, the minister of state for Government Communication, said the politics of a nation or country can only be successful if it is founded on the opinion of the country’s citizens.

“The national consultation is about issues that directly affect the nation’s future, and accordingly the opinion of every Hungarian counts," the minister said.

“We will only be able to successfully defend these issues within the European Union if the Hungarian people stand behind the government and accordingly behind Hungary," he added.

In regards to the question related to immigration, Tuzson said that Hungarians should come together to fight this issue because the danger is not coming from the border, but from Brussels. 

“We must take action against this in the strongest possible terms, but this requires a struggle with Brussels and with the organizations that are supporting immigration," he said.

Tuzson also highlighted the importance of standing up for the government-supervised reduction of pubic utility charges, because that is also under threat.

“Brussels is also threatening the ‘utility charge ceiling’ system with the introduction of an energy union, which would return the right to determine prices to various private sector companies. If there is no ceiling then energy prices will break through that price level," he said, and emphasized the importance of having a say on the issue through the national consultation.