Otto von Habsburg Representative of ‘True European Values’, says Deputy PM Semjén
MTI-Hungary Today 2019.10.11.
The values Otto von Habsburg, the last crown prince of the Austro-Hungary Monarchy, represented in 1989 were “truly European”, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén said at a conference held on Von Habsburg’s role in the fall of communism.
Otto von Habsburg (1912-2011) served as President of the International Paneuropean Union between 1973 and 2004 and was an MEP for the Christian Social Union of Bavaria between 1979 and 1999. He was a co-initiator of Hungary’s 1989 Pan-European Picnic, one of a series of events that led to the dismantling of the Iron Curtain and the fall of communism.