Addressing migration challenges, combating human trafficking, security policy, demographic issues, and strengthening the fight against antisemitism will be important elements of the program of the EU trio presidency of Spain, Belgium, and Hungary – starting in July, incumbent Hungarian Justice Minister said in a statement in Luxembourg on Tuesday.
Arriving at a meeting of EU ministers responsible for EU affairs, Judit Varga said that the months of work that preceded the preparation of the program had resulted in three very different countries preparing a very good work plan, which is important for Europe’s global competitiveness and security policy, and is able to meet new challenges in an era of crises.
Another key element of the program is the future of cohesion, she said, with Hungary’s ambition to focus on the principle of upward convergence.
It is very important to keep the catching-up of less developed countries with the developed ones as a guiding principle,”
Varga said that Hungary is in constant cooperation with its partners, the General Secretariat of the Council of the Governments of the EU Member States, with whom it is analyzing its professional preparations. She added that next year will be a special occasion when Hungary takes over the presidency, because it will be held by a government that has been in power since 2010.
“This means a special political and governmental stability and continuity,” the Justice Minister said.
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