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Dec 27, 2018

PM Orbán: Hungary will be a winner in the 21st century

"A historical situation will develop in which Hungary is fighting not only for itself but also for Christian Europe,” PM Orbán said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Hungary was a loser in the 20th century, but it is determined to be a winner in the 21st.

“There will be elections in 2019, but we are looking to 2030. Thanks to eight years of joint efforts, we are at the start of a new era and I am convinced that not only have we set off on an upward path but we will reach our goal,” the prime minister said in an interview with Magyar Idők.

Commenting on recent opposition protests, he said protests are a part of democracy but that does not apply to violence, destruction and vandalism.

The prime minister said it is easy to assess the situation: the government stands for work, family and security and opposition policies stand for the opposite.

The prime minister said those that argue against the recently adopted amendment of the labor code actually argue against workers because the amendment serves workers’ interests and will result in higher wages. “Contrary to opposition lies,” the higher wages will have to be paid by employers monthly, the same way as it was in the past, he added.

Commenting on the situation in Europe, he said large western European countries were “experimenting” with developing a mixed civilization and “they think Christian Europe should be turned into a Christian-Muslim Europe.”

However, the prime minister said central Europe has decided not to start this experiment because the risks it carries are extremely high.

“We do not want our countries to be inhabited by a mixed population, and therefore we are protecting our borders and oppose migration. Everyone can see that those in the West do not respect this decision of ours," the prime minister said. "They are using the Hungarian opposition as a tool. George Soros and his networks do not tolerate the omission of Central Europe from their great society-transformation experiment … The European Parliamentary elections will be a milestone in this fight because it will involve a power match between political forces that protect Christian Europe and those that support migration. A historical situation will develop in which Hungary is fighting not only for itself but also for Christian Europe,” PM Orbán said.