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Jul 02, 2018

PM Orbán: Hungarians expect the government and the police to defend the country, families, shared values and achievements

PM Orbán stressed that in Europe today order, peace and security can no longer be taken for granted, and we must make an ever-greater effort “to maintain the order of the thousands of years of our civilisation”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the Hungarian people expect the government and the police to defend the country, families, shared values and achievements from external and internal threats.

During the National University of Public Service’s ceremony for police cadets in Budapest’s Castle District, PM Orbán stressed that in Europe today order, peace and security can no longer be taken for granted, and we must make an ever-greater effort “to maintain the order of the thousands of years of our civilisation”.

The prime minster added that at times like this, order and peace and the role of their custodians and defenders become more precious.

PM Orbán said the Hungarian people want to live in peace and security, and therefore in the future will continue to need – even more than today, bearing in mind Europe’s current situation – brave, well-trained men and women in uniform, who love their country and their nation.

“Hungarians expect that they need not fear for their safety, either in daylight or after dark, either in the countryside or in cities, either in public spaces or in their homes; and they expect that they need not fear for the physical safety of themselves or their loved loves, for their dignity, for their personal possessions or for the country’s assets,” he said.

The prime minister said the people also expect the police to set an example in the restoration of legal order, respect for societal rules and observance of the law, adding that those working in law enforcement must therefore be unwavering and above reproach.