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May 10, 2019

PM Orbán: Europe must be able to defend itself

Leaders of the European Union have adopted the Sibiu Declaration, a document outlining the leaders' commitment to "one Europe (...) united, through thick and thin"

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said voters must choose leaders who oppose migration in the EP elections so that Europe can defend itself and the future of its children.

The prime minister made the declaration during a short video message posted on social media during the informal summit of the European Council in Nagyszeben (Sibiu), Romania.

“We have two weeks left until the European parliamentary elections. Today, the Prime Ministers gathered in Sibiu to reflect on the future of Europe,” PM Orbán said in his video message.

“Without knowing the opinion of the people it is, of course, not possible to conclude such a conversation; we can start it at most. We will get to know the opinion of the people at the election. What we can say here today and what we will be representing on behalf of Hungary is that migration must be stopped; when we think about the future of Europe the most important thing is to elect leaders who oppose migration so that Europe can defend itself and the future of our children," he added.

At the summit, EU leaders adopted a declaration to defend a united Europe.

Leaders of the European Union adopted the Sibiu Declaration, a document outlining the leaders' commitment to "one Europe (...) united, through thick and thin."

The document contains a list of 10 commitments, which the leaders unanimously agreed upon, including defending the borders of one Europe that will be a "responsible global leader."

"We reaffirm our belief that, united, we are stronger in this increasingly unsettled and challenging world. We recognize our responsibility as Leaders to make our Union stronger and our future brighter, while recognizing the European perspective of other European States," the Sibiu Declaration posted on the European Council's website reads.