During an interview with Germany’s Die Welt, Justice Minister Judit Varga has said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is a leader with a vision for Europe.
Minister Varga said the prime minister, along with French President Emmanuel Macron, have a vision for the continent and can do their part in its realization.
The minster also touched upon new EC head Ursula von der Leyen, stating that with her at the helm, she saw the “chance of a new beginning”. She added that alhough conflicts are still to be expected, the new EC president had an open approach towards the interests and concerns of central and eastern European countries.
Minister Varga said Von der Leyen “does not lecture [us], but wants to understand from where we come historically and why we differ from the European mainstream in some respects.”
Finally, the minister said the EU’s enlargement portfolio going to Olivér Várhelyi was “a success of the Hungarian government” and a demonstration of the country’s willingness to cooperate.
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