Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Photo/Globe Echo
BUDAPEST – European Union (EU) is losing its competitive edge and needs more people with commitment and passion. The claim was made by the Prime Minister Hungary Viktor Orban.
“There is an increasing number of blah blahs in EU politics,” Orban said after a meeting with Santiago Abascal, leader of Spain’s far-right Vox party in Budapest as quoted by Russia Today, Sunday (4/6/2023).
According to Orban, politicians in Brussels repeat things that mean “we don’t even know” over and over again but there is no action in the end.
According to the Hungarian prime minister, the EU needs politicians who want something, who still have energy, dedication and passion. In his view, those who think like that should cooperate.
Commenting on his meeting with Abascal, he said the two politicians agreed to continue cooperation between Spain’s Vox party and Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party.
“We also want to see right-wing turns in Europe,” said Orban.
One of the most outspoken critics of EU policy, the Hungarian leader has recently clashed with Brussels over a number of issues, including sanctions against Russia over its conflict with Ukraine. Orban described the steps as a “miscalculation” and warned they could destroy Europe’s economy instead of forcing Moscow to change course.