Orbán: Hungary ‘Can Win Its Battles’ In Brussels

  • 4 Oct 2016 9:00 AM
Orbán: Hungary ‘Can Win Its Battles’ In Brussels
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told lawmakers that many Europeans did not support the quota regime plan, so Hungary had room to “win battles in Brussels”. Fully 92% decided that Budapest should have a say in these matters, and this right must be defended, he said, arguing that discounting spoiled ballot papers, 98% of participants voted “no” to binding quotas.

Since 2010, Hungary has become a “model state”, Orbán said. It has stuck to all its financial obligations mandated by Brussels as well as its international obligations, and its fundamental law adopted Europe’s body of laws.

“Hungary has every right to make its voice heard in the EU on crucial issues,” Orbán said, adding that he expects a “rocky ride” as well as “EU attacks on Hungary” and even possible “revenge or blackmail”.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

MTI photo: Koszticsák Szilárd

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