Addressing parliament on Monday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said "common sense won the day" in the course of the European Council summit last week.
According to MTI, PM Orbán said Hungary’s sovereignty and money had been protected. He also thanked Poland for its “friendship, perseverance and camaraderie”. “We won because amidst times as hard as the current epidemic, it was decided that economic support shouldn’t be tied to political conditions as this would hamper us from taking quick action,” the prime minister said.
The prime minister said common sense had prevailed, too, since European unity had been preserved and the European treaties defended. At the same time, migrants would not be forced on Hungarians using budget handouts as leverage, he added. Also, what Hungary is owed in terms of European funding, the country would receive.
The prime minister said the EU only worked as a community of nations, and this principle had been accepted. What was at stake in the debate was who would end up governing Europe in the future – the governments of EU member states and the European Council or the powers associated with financier George Soros, “a network of NGOs disseminating liberal, post-national and post-Christian ideas” aided and abetted by the international mainstream media.
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