The programme for a united states of Europe is supported by a majority in Europe, Klára Dobrev, who heads the list of the opposition Democratic Coalition party at the European Parliament election, said on Friday.
Dobrev told her party’s campaign closing event that “Hungary would not be driven out of the European Union and would not have its democratic rights trampled on”. Hungarians “wish to live in a Europe where they can feel themselves to be European citizens,” she added.
Dobrev said her party’s goals include the introduction of a European minimum wage and minimum pension, a minimum level of health care and family benefits. Taxes imposed on multinational companies could be used to finance benefits, she added.
DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány said that though the campaign is officially over “the fight will not end on Sunday”. He said his party will “continue working until Hungary is a peaceful, European, democratic and civic country”.
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