Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s foreign minister, gave an interview to the American business TV Channel CNBC. They talked about the possibility of a Huxit – Hungary leaving the European Union. Below you may read how the minister reacted.
According to index.hu, the interview focused on the war in Ukraine, the EU sanctions and the EU funds. Regarding the EU sanctions, Szijjártó said they could not fulfil their task and did not bring Russia to its knees. However, Europe’s economy is struggling, he highlighted.
Hungary condemns the war in Ukraine and wants the international community to move closer to peace, Szijjártó added. He said Brussels did not allow Hungary to access the EU funds due to political reasons. “Brussels hates that there is an anti-mainstream, right-wing, patriotic, Christian-democrat government in Hungary for more than twelve years now”, he highlighted enthusiastically.
“Is Hungary going to remain in the EU?”, the reporter asked Szijjártó. “Of course. We are proud members of the European Union. We are taking part in the debates on how to make Europe stronger”, he said. But the Orbán cabinet will continue to oppose the idea of the United States of Europe.
Here is the full interview:
Hungary’s government is set to announce hundreds of billions of forints worth of new investments in the coming period, guaranteeing that the country will again draw record investments this year, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said in Davos on Tuesday. The world’s biggest companies all speak highly of Hungary’s investment environment, Péter Szijjártó said after meeting executives from Coca-Cola, LEGO, Apollo Tyres, AstraZeneca, Dell Technologies and Greenlabs on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, according to a ministry statement.
“LEGO, Coca-Cola, Apollo Tyres and AstraZeneca are all companies that are counting on Hungary as a global or European research and development centre,” Szijjártó said. Most of them have investments in Hungary and plan to make new ones, he added. The world’s top companies value Hungary’s political stability and low taxes, and speak highly of Hungary’s well-trained and loyal workforce, the minister said. “I can confidently say after today’s talks that Hungary will again attract a record volume of investments this year, just as it did last year,” Szijjártó said.
“Although it’s only January – and it may seem like we’re speaking too soon – but having seen, and being familiar with, the talks held again today, we’re going to be able to announce hundreds of billions of forints worth of manufacturing and R+D investments in Hungary in the coming period,” Szijjártó said.
Source: MTI, index.hu