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Jul 27, 2018

PM Orbán: The European Commission‘s days are numbered

The prime minister said the future EC should not punish countries that protect the EU’s borders. He added that Hungary is among the world’s most politically stable countries because of its border policy

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said the European Commission‘s days are numbered during his regular interview slot on Kossuth Radio.

The prime minister noted that the Commission’s mandate is set to expire next May and it’s time to move on.

PM Orbán also reacted to the recently-launched infringement procedure against Hungary over its “Stop Soros” law and related constitutional amendments as well as the EC’s proposal to pay 6,000 euros per migrant to member states that accept them.

The prime minister dismissed the EC’s decisions, saying that the executive body was “out of time” to see them through. Now it is all about finding a way to “manoeuvre and flounder” until next May, he said.

PM Orbán said the question of how the EU spends people’s money was one of principle, calling the idea to give the money to migrants “a dangerous line of thought”.

The prime minister said the future EC should not punish countries that protect the EU’s borders. He added that Hungary is among the world’s most politically stable countries because of its border policy.

The prime minister said there was no other country where a government could secure three consecutive election victories with a parliamentary supermajority.

PM Orbán said the advantage of political stability can be used to make it clear to the world that the Hungarian government’s policies are predictable, explaining his busy diplomatic schedule over the past month during which he met a number of world leaders.

He added that the last several weeks were successful ones for Hungary, adding that his recent high-level meetings would make the country stronger and have a positive effect on the economy.