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Dec 27, 2019

PM Orbán sums up a successful year for Hungary

The prime minister said 2020 would be a difficult year for Europe, and said that Brussels had made “two grave mistakes: it allowed migrants in and mismanaged Europe’s economic policy”.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said the price of climate protection must be paid by those destroying the climate.

In an interview with Magyar Nemzet earlier this week, the prime minister said the largest, richest states and the largest international companies are primarily responsible for the climate crisis.

“They must be given the invoice rather than the poorer countries,” he said. “We cannot accept their raising fuel and food prices citing climate protection, exacting another ransom from Hungarian families,” he added.

PM Orbán said climate protection “is not a matter of party affiliation or ideology” and added that “empty, political slogans will do more harm than good”.

The prime minister also spoke about the government’s family policy, and said that the family protection action plan offers “unprecedented support to Hungarians, an opportunity to plan for their future”.

He said support for families is crucial for a nation’s survival and argued that “if a nation is unable to sustain itself biologically, it will not be capable of preserving its cultural and spiritual community either, and will disappear”.

The prime minister added that the government’s programs have helped some 500,000 people to own a home, and Hungarian families had been able to save a total of HUF 2,250 billion (EUR 6.8bn) through support schemes between 2011-2019.

On another note, the prime minister said 2020 would be a difficult year for Europe, and said that Brussels had made “two grave mistakes: it allowed migrants in and mismanaged Europe’s economic policy”.

PM Orbán argued that the EU’s competitiveness continued to deteriorate and the euro zone’s performance was worsening. Meanwhile, central Europe has become the “engine” behind the community’s economic growth.

The prime minister said Hungary needs to protect its achievements, adding that it would require “a comprehensive economy protection action plan”.

The national economy needs “skills, technology and industries which can ensure not only jobs but high profits in the long run,” PM Orban said, and mentioned the car manufacturing sector, with special regard to electric vehicles.

In regard to migration, PM Orbán said that it would “remain the most important issue for Europe” for the coming decades and determine Europe’s policies and interstate relations.

The prime minister cautioned that a “naturally fluctuating” migration pressure was again on the increase. He insisted that if Hungary had not built its border fence “the country would again be flooded by masses of migrants”.

Meanwhile, the prime minister said Brussels persistently attacks Hungary’s border protection rules and does not send a cent” to contribute to Hungary’s border protection costs. “Brussels targets states that are against migration and which rejected the migrant distribution quota scheme,” PM Orbán said.

The prime minister said Hungary wants to stay a nation state with a Christian culture as opposed to the “Soros network’s” efforts to “make Europe a continent of a mixed culture, possibly through eliminating nation states”, PM Orbán said. “They believe in the strength of their jaw and we believe that they will shatter their teeth,” he added.

Photo credit: Magyar Nemzet