Following talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest, Marine Le Pen, President of the French National Rally (NR), said Hungary has managed to protect itself and its culture while dealing with the issue of migration.
“Every nation has the right to preserve their constitutional identity and the European Union is only entitled to exercise powers that have been conferred onto it by the member states,” she said. “Migration must be appropriately handled and must not be allowed to be used as a tool against a member state,” she said.
“My message to the Hungarian people is this: don’t give up, persevere!”
According to MTI, Le Pen said states with a 1,000-year history, like Hungary, must be proud of what they represent. Hungary always fought for freedom, she said, adding that she had paid tribute in Budapest to the heroes of the country’s uprising against Soviet rule in 1956. “We highly value freedom, all that Hungary has done for freedom throughout its history. The history of Europe is inseparable from freedom,” she said.
On another subject, Le Pen called the cooperation agreement signed by right-wing parties in the summer a highly important step, adding that she “wholeheartedly” supports the agreement. Le Pen said she wanted to draft “an anti-plan”, one against the European mainstream. “We want a Europe of nations, we want to cooperate, everyone in their own territory, within the confines of their own borders, together,” she said.
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