DK Accuses Hungarian Govt Of Scheme To Quit EU

  • 28 Aug 2014 9:00 AM
DK Accuses Hungarian Govt Of Scheme To Quit EU
An MEP of the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the prime minister and the government to drop “preparations to quit the European Union”. Speaking to MTI on Wednesday, Péter Niedermüller, who is also DK’s deputy leader, insisted that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was using every opportunity to criticise European values, which he interpreted as preparations for a shift “to a different set of values”.

Aiming to increase Hungary’s exports to countries outside the EU to 50%, Orbán is driving Hungary away from Europe not only ideologically but economically, too, Niedermüller insisted.

While the government earlier boasted about managing to repay loans from the IMF and the World Bank, it was now about to take out another huge loan, this time from Russia, he said, referring to an interstate loan to pay for the upgrade of the Paks nuclear power station. In response, the ruling Fidesz party voiced the government’s commitment to Hungary’s EU membership.


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