Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is at odds with the EU, especially on the sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, continues to criticize the EU. In a speech in parliament, Orban called for a ceasefire to end the war, saying that the sanctions against Russia dealt a blow to the European economy.
“It is no surprise that governments in Europe are falling”
Referring to Giorgia Meloni, who seems ready to lead Italy’s most right-wing government since the Second World War in the early general elections in Italy yesterday, Orban said that it is not surprising that governments in Europe fell.
“As a result of the sanctions, the people of Europe have become even poorer”
Orban said, “We can easily say that the people of Europe have become poorer as a result of the sanctions, and that Russia did not kneel.” We are waiting for an answer, the whole of Europe is waiting for an answer from Brussels on how long we will continue this.”
“If the Brussels bureaucrats do not give us the money that Hungary deserves, we will receive the necessary funds from other financial sources”
Referring to the EU Commission’s proposal to cut the 7.5 billion euro fund to Hungary, Orban stated that his government has revised its long-term energy strategy and that it aims to overhaul the energy system and prolong the life of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant with a total of 32 large investments planned to be financed using EU funds. . Orban said: “If the Brussels bureaucrats do not give us the money Hungary deserves, we will get the necessary funds from other financial sources,” adding that Hungary has started negotiations with the EU and “other international partners”.
Orban, who was elected Prime Minister for the fourth time in a row in April, faced rising inflation due to the Russia-Ukraine War, a falling consumer confidence index and the prospect of a recession next year.