The European Union’s politics is “far from reality” and “fully neglects the most fundamental existential interests of its own voters,” House Speaker László Kövér said in Martos (Martovce), in southern Slovakia, on Wednesday.
Speaking at the opening forum of the Esterházy summer camp, Kövér remarked that the debates on the future of the EU have been focused on how Europe could meet the United States’ requirements rather than how Europe could meet challenges. He suggested that the debate was aimed at making Europe the US’s aid in its struggles against a trend of several global power centers rather than a single one emerging. “Mankind’s future will be determined by whether there is cooperation or rivalry between those centers,” he insisted.
The speaker of Parliament said that the war in Ukraine was in fact rooted in “the post-WWII strategy that the US must be in, Russia out, and Germany down.” The current situation is the result of the US’s “being dramatically close to losing the title of the world’s leading power with China economically defeating it in the foreseeable future,” Kövér insisted.
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Referring to “an American nightmare of creating a unified economic area from Portugal to East Asia, with a free trade zone emerging as the world’s economic center,” Kövér said “the aim is obvious: to isolate Europe from that economic area, the borderline of which is stretching between Russia and the countries west of it.”
Organized for the first time by the Esterházy Academy and the Research Institute for Hungarian Communities Abroad in Martos, the aim of the camp is to provide professional training to Hungarian university students, doctoral candidates, and young researchers interested in the fields of minority politics, history, international relations, and political science.
via Ungarn Heute
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