During times of crisis, one must take action and must alleviate troubles, Viktor Orbán said at the meeting of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI).
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán attended the leadership meeting of Centrist Democrat International (CDI) in Panama City via video conference on Saturday. Viktor Orbán is also the vice-president of the center-right organization.
According to the prime minister, Europe is facing multiple types of challenges all at once, including the war in Ukraine and the economic crisis emerging in its wake, illegal migration which is becoming ever more violent, and the spread of Western Neo-Marxist ideology.
Regarding the war, Viktor Orbán said that Europe is united as far as the objectives are concerned: the top priority is that Russia should not pose a threat to Europe’s security, and for this, we need a sovereign Ukraine. “However, as regards the means, the sanctions, in particular, opinions vary”, he explained, adding that these debates will continue to remain with us.
Speaking of the economy, he highlighted that the short-term goal is to avoid recession. According to Orbán, the economies of Central Europe will succeed in this endeavor. At the same time, the energy prices which have risen due to the war and the Brussels sanctions are making this very difficult.
In conclusion, the prime minister said that during times of crisis, one must take action and must alleviate troubles. “Hungary, for one, will most certainly do its best and not surrender,” he added.
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