Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said Hungary must focus on improving demographics, shielding the economy from a likely recession in the West and further improve the nation’s independence.
During the Polgári Piknik (Civic Picnic) meeting organized by the Polgári Magyarországért Alapítvány (Foundation for a Civic Hungary), PM Orbán announced a strategy of “smart nation-building”, also touching upon the key challenges Hungary is facing now and in the near future.
Leading figures from Hungarian society - politicians, thinkers, scientists, business people - gathered together in the village of Kötcse for the event, which is one of the main annual events in the conservative calendar.
PM Orbán said at the meeting that current European economic and financial trends point towards tougher times ahead, but nowhere near as difficult as the 2008 global financial and economic crisis.
PM Orbán’s chief of staff Antal Rogán told the media before the meeting that in the near future Hungary must focus on improving national sovereignty, which requires a successful economy and independent economic policies.
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