The United States’ International Republican Institute and The Heritage Foundation held a joint conference on transatlantic relations in Budapest on Saturday.
Addressing the conference, former Hungarian foreign minister János Martonyi said Europe needs to grow stronger and more secure.
James Carafano, vice president of The Heritage Foundation, said it was important for there to be a lively debate about transatlantic relations in Budapest, too, not just in places like Brussels, Paris or Berlin.
Jan Surotchak, a senior director at the International Republican Institute, called for a rethink of the foundations of transatlantic ties.
The conference was organised by Réka Szemerkényi, a senior advisor at the International Republican Institute and Hungary’s former ambassador to the US.
featured image: Martonyi and Carafano; via Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI