Brussels cannot accept that Hungarians have made their own mature decision about their future, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Sunday.
The minister assessed last week’s visit to Budapest by a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT). Speaking to public broadcaster Radio Kossuth,
Péter Szijjártó said the delegation tried to interfere in matters of Hungarian sovereignty.”
Regarding Hungary’s European Union funds, the foreign minister said he believed his ministerial colleagues would be successful in their talks aimed at releasing the money. At the same time, he added that the talks would not be easy “given that international, liberal, mainstream Brussels cannot accept that Hungarians have chosen a right-wing, nationalistic, patriotic Christian Democratic government in Budapest, which is successful despite external efforts to put pressure on it. It must be made clear that decisions about Hungary’s future can only be made by Hungarians, not by Brussels,” Szijjártó emphasized.
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