Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that “Brussels’ affairs must be put in order and the European Parliament elections next year will offer a good opportunity for that”.
PM Orbán told publisher Mediaworks that more will be at stake at the upcoming ballot than ever before. “The EU has gradually weakened over the past years, its scope of influence has narrowed in the global economy, it has been unable to substantially move forward in boosting its self-defense capabilities and to tackle the conflicts in its vicinity in line with its own interests,” he said. The EU, PM Orbán said, “has even been incapable of confronting all those problems, then conducting introspection and correcting its policy”. He said behind all this was that “it is Washington and the Soros empire, not the member states or European citizens, who keep telling Brussels bureaucrats what to do”. “This is bad for Europe, this must be changed.” Concerning the issue of Ukraine’s EU integration and the related recent summit in Brussels, PM Orbán said that he had consistently represented Hungary’s position that starting accession talks was “a bad idea”.