Hungary’s prime minister calls for “restoration of European democracy” and warns of “mass migration and pandemics”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is stirring up anti-EU sentiment abroad. In a full-page advertisement in the Austrian daily “Die Presse” (Wednesday), Orbán criticizes Brussels for wanting to establish a “superstate” for which no one has given the “authorization”. Belgian newspapers have reportedly refused to publish the ad.
Here is the advertisement in full text:
GOVERNMENT OF HUNGARY
FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
1. Brussels is building a superstate for which no one has given the authorisation. We say no to the European empire.
2. Integration is a means, not an end in itself. That is why the objective of ‘ever closer unity between the peoples of Europe’ must be deleted from the basic treaties of the European Union.
3. It is the elected leaders who should take the decisions, not the NGOs! We say no to the outsourcing of the rule of law.
4. The power of European integration give the common economic successes. If we cannot be more successful together than each individually, then this is the end of the European Union.
5. The coming decade will be the age of dangerous challenges: mass migration and pandemics threaten. We must protect the people of Europe.
6. We must restore European democracy. The European Parliament has proved to be a dead end: it represents only its own ideological and institutional interests. The role of the national parliaments must be increased.
7. Serbia must be admitted to the European Union as a member state.
Source: Die Presse, print edition of 7.7.2021