Borrell to Orban: No one is keeping Hungary in the EU by force
The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, told the head of the Hungarian government, Viktor Orban, that no one is forcibly keeping Hungary within the European Union. Thus, Borrell, who is also vice-president of the European Commission, responded to the words of the Hungarian Prime Minister, who called the European Union a bad parody of the USSR.
During the conference "Europe and the World" Borrell said that he remembers Budapest in 1956, when Soviet soldiers drove through its streets Tanks, and does not see any similarity between the “Soviet occupation” of Hungary and the processes taking place in the European Union. According to the head of EU diplomacy, no one is forcing Hungary to remain in the EU using military force.
Previously, Orban said that Hungary's being part of the socialist bloc was a tragedy, but the country's current membership in the European Union is a comedy at best. The Hungarian Prime Minister also called Brussels a poorly executed modern parody of the USSR. If previously Budapest had to obey Moscow in everything, now the Hungarian leadership is forced to be similarly influenced by Brussels.
According to the Reuters news agency, most likely, in this way Orban is starting a campaign related to the upcoming elections to the European Parliament next year, and these words were spoken in the days when Hungary remembers the anti-Soviet uprising that took place in Budapest in the fall of 1956, suppressed by the Soviet army.
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