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May 19, 2017

The big question is whether Hungary can maintain its independence as a member state of the EU

Serious disputes can be expected on relatively simple questions, such as who should decide whom to allow into Hungary. Voters think this decision should be kept in the hands of Hungarians, the prime minister's office said

Hungary will do all it can to protect the country's sovereignty over the next few years, according to János Lázár, head of the Prime Minister’s Office.

According to the minister, the main issue will be whether Hungary can maintain its independence as a member state of the European Union.

Serious disputes can be expected on relatively simple questions, such as who should decide whom to allow into Hungary, Lázár said. Voters think this decision should be kept in the hands of Hungarians, he added.

MTI reports that another serious dispute revolves around who sets tax rates: Brussels or the Hungarian parliament elected by taxpayers, Lázár said.

The supporters of internationalism in Europe want to curb the powers of nation states and boost the powers of Brussels, he added.