PM Orbán tells Sanchez that Ukraine integration talks would be “untimely”

The prime minister stressed the importance of preserving European Union unity.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held phone talks with Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez on Thursday.

Noting serious differences between member states regarding Ukraine’s EU aspirations, PM Orbán told Sanchez that Hungary wanted the issue removed from the agenda of the European Council’s next meeting, arguing that integration talks would be “untimely” and would lack the requisite preparations, the PM’s press chief said in a statement. PM Orbán stressed the importance of preserving European Union unity, the statement said, noting that Spain currently holds the rotating EU presidency, which Hungary will take up in the second half of 2024.