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Jul 11, 2016

PM Orban: Both the EU and the euro are in danger

PM Orban thinks the crisis in the EU was partly triggered by the opening of its borders to migrants, and because some member states let their budget deficits run high

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán feels that the European Union and the euro currency are in grave danger, it has been reported today.

According to German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, PM Orbán is blaming the European Commission for the crisis engulfing the European Union.

In an article published by the newspaper today, Orbán calls on member states to revoke sovereign powers from Brussels.

The prime minister said one of the evidences that the European Commission is to blame is that the citizens of Great Britain voted to exit the EU. He said it is time to stop "idealizing the European plan".

The prime minister thinks the crisis in the EU was partly triggered by the opening of its borders to migrants, and partly because some member states - with a "tacit acquiescence" of the European Commission - let their budget deficits run high.

PM Orbán said that two of the most significant European achievements, the common currency and the common internal market, which are protected by the Schengen system, have been jeopardised.

He added that by closing its borders to migrants Hungary helped save the European model and way of life.