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Rogán: Govt to Focus on Boosting National Independence

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.09.09.

Over the coming period, Hungary’s government will turn its focus to boosting the country’s national independence, Cabinet Chief Antal Rogán said on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference ahead of the 19th annual Civic Picnic in Kötcse, in southwestern Hungary, Rogán said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s address to the event will focus on Hungary’s achievement and protection of its independence and the need to strengthen it in the coming years.

This requires a strong and successful economy, which is achieved through a sovereign and independent economic policy like the one the government has been pursuing in recent years, he said.

Not only has Hungary had an outstanding economic growth rate in recent years, but it has also been one of the fastest-growing countries in the European Union and specifically central Europe, Rogán said. The edge Hungary has over its central and eastern European peers right now in terms of growth is the result of the government’s economic policy and economy protection action plan, he added.

In the coming years, the government will focus all its resources on creating a strong economy, the cabinet chief said, emphasising that this was crucial for supporting families and maintaining the stability of the value of pensions.

Asked about the upcoming municipal elections, Rogán said they would be about the suitability of the candidates rather than politics or ideology.

“The Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has many tried and tested mayors who have proven themselves over the past 9-13 years and are fit to lead their localities,” Rogán said.