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Nov 19, 2018

PM Orbán: Within the next few years Central Europe will be the engine of the European economy’s growth

The prime minister draws attention to the fact that the volume and value of German-French trade only reaches 50 percent of the volume of trade between the V4 and Germany “which is unprecedented"

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that within the next few years Central Europe will be the engine of the European economy’s growth.

During the 17th meeting of the Hungarian Standing Conference, PM Orbán drew attention to the fact that the volume and value of German-French trade only reaches 50 percent of the volume of trade between the V4 and Germany “which is unprecedented”.

In the prime minister’s view, the volume of trade in the Central Europe-Germany axis is more significant than the German-French economic axis.

“We are living our lives in a historical process when Central Europe is about to join the German economic force in a most decisive manner, both power-wise and economically,” he said.

The prime minister pointed out he had mentioned earlier that in the coming years Central Europe, and the Carpathian Basin in it, would be the engine of European economic growth.

He said it is important that they create the cultural background for Central European cooperation as well as for acting as a common economic and political factor.