Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told the 16th Bled Strategic Forum that Serbia’s European Union integration is key when it comes to the geopolitical interests and security of Europe.
According to MTI, the prime minister added that the EU needed Serbia more than Serbia needed the EU. Commenting on the future of Europe, PM Orbán said the EU must stay together and must maintain its unity. Economic success is a basic condition for the EU’s unity, he added, insisting that “without economic success there is no basis for common values”.
Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the forum, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Andrej Plenković, his Croatian counterpart, to discuss the European political situation, the European Union’s future and Hungarian-Croatian cooperation.
PM Orbán and Plenkovic discussed current issues of regional cooperation and the importance of border control. Central Europe will have to represent its interests in talks on the future of Europe vigorously, PM Orbán said. Plenković thanked Hungary for the aid provided to earthquake-hit central Croatia earlier this year.