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Feb 05, 2020

PM Orbán: Europe is in need of new challenges and “new energetic movements”

PM Orbán noted that the Hungarian economy has been growing at a rate of 4-5 percent in recent years, adding that the unemployment rate had fallen to 3 percent, with public debt also shrinking.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Europe is in need of new challenges and “new energetic movements” if the continent is to be competitive.

Addressing the National Conservatism Conference in Rome, the prime minister also stated that economic success was a prerequisite for conservative policy.

The prime minister said achieving economic success is the only way for nationally minded conservative and Christian democratic leaders to “survive”. But if a conservative political leader makes a mistake and economic indicators fall as a result, the leader “is murdered the next morning,” he said.

PM Orbán noted that the Hungarian economy has been growing at a rate of 4-5 percent in recent years, adding that the unemployment rate had fallen to 3 percent, with public debt also shrinking.