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Dec 27, 2016

The 2010-2014 period has been the most successful governing cycle since the transition to democracy in Hungary

The Speaker of Parliament hopes that most Hungarians are looking forward to the new year with more aspirations than before

The past four years have been the most successful governing cycle since the transition to democracy in Hungary, according to László Kövér, speaker of Parliament.

Kövér said that based on the prosperity of the country, the families and people the 2010-2014 period may have been the best so far, he told daily newspaper Magyar Idők.

He said he hoped that most Hungarians were looking forward to the new year with more aspirations than before.

On the subject of parliamentary work, Kövér said the legislature’s job was to “take forward the achievements, protect Hungary’s sovereignty, rights and chances against Brussels as well as opposition irresponsibility.”

He said “people expressed their anti-globalist reservations in Britain, Italy and Austria” and Hungarians who “do not want to eat this muck that Brussels has cooked” must hold onto those clear messages.

Kövér praised the results ethnic Hungarian parties achieved in the Romanian elections and said it is important for Hungary to find ways to build economic ties with Hungarian businesses beyond its borders. In Serbia and Ukraine, this seems to be working, he said, the thriving of Hungarian businesses there helps Serbia and Ukraine as well as the local Hungarian communities.

He said Hungarian-born businessman George Soros and his affiliated European politicians believe that the world is right if “people are mixed up here and there regardless of their language, culture, national identity or religion”, but this is because cut off from their roots, without something to hold onto, they are more easily manipulated, he told the paper.