Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the Hungarian government is ready to fight progressive foreign policy which aims to “annihilate” national foreign policy and to eliminate unanimous decision-making in the European Union’s foreign policy.
Minister Szijjártó told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Budapest on Friday that nine member states have already set up a group, the “first vanguard of progressive pressurising”, with the express aim of eliminating the principle of unanimity in decision-making in EU foreign policy. The initiative was launched by Germany, which vowed to refrain from sending weapons to Ukraine when the war started but has become an active supplier of cutting-edge heavy weaponry since he said. Similarly, progressives have pledged that the EU would not impose sanctions on nuclear energy, but now “they are exerting pressure on the European Commission to initiate sanctions against Hungary’s nuclear industry”, he said. “Nobody should expect Hungary to yield to this unpredictable policy.” Hungary’s foreign policy will remain Hungarian, serving solely national interests, he said. Hungary has emerged strengthened from previous crises by ignoring “the dictats of the international liberal mainstream” and holding onto its sovereignty and national interests, Szijjártó said.