Hungary will not leave the European Union but will resist attempts from Brussels to erode its sovereignty, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told his Fidesz party on Sunday.
Nationalist Orban, who faces a close parliamentary election next year for the first time in more than a decade, was re-elected chairman of Fidesz on Sunday. “After communist bureaucracy … we don’t want new dictates this time from Brussels,” Orban told cheering party delegates, adding Hungary would reject western liberalism.
“We will not give up the right to defend our borders, to stop migrants … we insist that marriage in Hungary is between a man and a woman, a father is a man and a mother is a woman … and they should leave our children alone.”
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to stay in the European Union while attacking the democratic values that are part of its foundation. The EU should insist that having his cake and eating it too is not an option. https://t.co/XS1R7AoiW4
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) November 14, 2021