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Sep 14, 2016

PM Orbán: "Europe's future is not forged in Brussels"

During a border inspection at the Bulgarian-Turkish border, PM Orbán stated that the European Union must listen to the people rather than abide by decisions made in Brussels

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that Hungary will support Bulgaria's efforts to protect its borders.

During a border inspection at the Bulgarian-Turkish border, PM Orbán stated that the European Union must listen to the people rather than abide by decisions made in Brussels.

“Everybody must understand that Europe’s future is not forged in Brussels but at this very place where I’m standing right now. Bulgaria’s success is our common interest”, the prime minister said in Bulgaria at a joint press conference with his counterpart Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

PM Orbán said that Hungary and the Visegrad Group (V4) have decided to support Bulgaria’s efforts to protect its borders. Furthermore, the leaders of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia would propose at the summit in Bratislava on Friday that the rest of the EU member states support Bulgaria as well.

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov said that the “borders of the Schengen zone must be defended.” Bulgaria, a non-Schengen EU member state, contributes to this effort from the outside, he said, adding that “Europe should be unified” in the process of tackling the migrant crisis.

PM Orbán also attended other important meetings with leading EU politicians where the migrant crisis was the focus of all meetings.