Prime Minister Viktor Orban has declared his country an “independent and sovereign” nation.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attacked the European Union in a Facebook post on Monday evening, reminding his supporters that Brussels does not dictate European affairs.
“The European Union is not in Brussels. The European Union is in Vienna, Budapest and Warsaw, Berlin and Madrid,” said the prime minister.
“Brussels is not our boss We are an independent and sovereign Hungarian nation. We make decisions together. If they are not good for us, we will tell them. If they are not good and we can prevent them, the joint decision will not be made.
Orban has made international headlines in recent weeks for his outspoken statements criticizing Western policies.
On July 28, the prime minister castigated NATO support for Kyiv during a meeting in Vienna with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer.
“The Hungarian assessment is that the concept of NATO supporting Ukraine with weapons and trained officers, and Ukrainians fighting the Russians, is a construct that has now been shown to fail. to a Ukrainian victory”, Orban said at a press conference.
The Prime Minister has been a resister among European leaders by jumping on board Brussels’ tough sanctions campaign against Russia, in particular a total embargo on Russian natural gas.
In his remarks criticizing NATO, Orban also referred to the fact that sanctions against Moscow are causing serious economic hardship in the bloc. He said a peaceful settlement must be found in Ukraine because its absence will lead to an economic recession in the EU which will be accompanied by political instability.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister also defended a comment he made on July 23, which made international headlines, when he warned Hungarians not to meddle in “non-Europeans”.
This prompted his longtime adviser Zsuzsa Hegedus to resign, over his words, which she described as “a pure Nazi text.”
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