Why Hungary should not be a country
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Hungary has announced it will be leaving the European Union but the country’s main opposition party has demanded that the country stay in the bloc.
Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister, announced on Sunday that Hungary would no longer be a member of the EU.
He told parliament he would seek to “preserve Hungary as a country of liberty” as part of a “historic” decision.
The EU, which has had relations with Hungary since 1949, has long considered the Hungarian government’s move to leave the bloc a “grave” decision that could cause “disastrous consequences” for the EU’s future.
The Hungarian government has been pushing for a “soft Brexit” for many years, arguing that a “neutral” approach could help to keep the country together, and would make the EU less “isolated”.
But critics say a “hard Brexit” would be much worse, and could cause a major blow to the EU, as it would be more difficult for EU members to work together, as they are under a treaty of common values.
Mr Orban has insisted that he wants a “firm and stable” relationship with the EU and the UK, despite the fact that the latter is seeking to leave.
“The EU has been a great source of stability, protection and growth for the European community and its members, as well as for Hungary,” he said in a statement.
“We are willing to remain in the EU in order to achieve this goal, and we will respect the decision of the European Parliament.
The Prime Minister said that he wanted to “protect the European way of life”.
Mr Organs government has faced growing pressure to stay in a bloc which has struggled to find common ground on many issues, including the migrant crisis and the refugee crisis.
But Mr Orban is popular with voters, and he is expected to win another third term in a vote in April, if his centre-right Fidesz party is re-elected.”
If Hungary decides to leave, the EU is going to be weakened.
That will have devastating consequences,” said Péter Szijjártó, an MEP from Hungary’s centre-left Fidesza party.
Mr Szijjaertó said Hungary had lost much more than the EU since the 1970s.”
Hungary has a very strong, independent democracy, and the EU has become the tool of the ruling elite of the west,” he told the AFP news agency.”
In fact, the last five years have seen Hungary as one of the most dangerous countries for the freedom of the press and the freedom to organize.
“And the EU itself is one of Europe’s most important and powerful institutions.”
“It is a shame that the Hungarians have lost their freedom to govern, their freedom of speech and of association, and their freedom and democracy,” he added.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban waves during a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on July 15, 2020.
The European Union, which says the country is a key member of its common market, is due to hold a summit on June 22 in Brussels.
But EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has warned that a withdrawal could damage the bloc’s relationship with its most populous member, the US.
“When I see the Hungarian PM announcing his departure, I see a lot of signs that the European Commission is not going to work with Hungary on the migration issue,” she said on Friday.
“This will have a huge impact on the future of the transatlantic relationship and the prospects of the future EU-US relationship.”
It will have the potential to create a new and unstable environment in Europe.
Hungary has announced it will be leaving the European Union but the country’s main opposition party has demanded that the…