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May 22, 2017

PM Orbán: The heart of Europe is in the people, not Brussels

"Many think that Europe is in Brussels, where instructions are given to member states," the prime minister said, adding that this kind of ideology led to the financial crisis of 2008. It also led to the “free movement of illegal migrants replacing the free movement of labor"

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the values of Europe are in the hearts of its people “rather than in Brussels."

The prime minister made the remarks on Saturday during his address to the congress of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) in Maribor.

In his speech, PM Orbán said that European values are often talked about like they were kept in Brussels strongboxes with a select few keeping the keys.

"Many think that Europe is in Brussels, where instructions are given to member states," the prime minister said, adding that this kind of ideology had led to the financial crisis of 2008. It also led to the “free movement of illegal migrants replacing the free movement of labor.”

“We are proud to live here; we are proud of our nations, our historical achievements and the survival of difficult centuries,” he said. “We want to remain Slovenes and Hungarians.”