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Budapest, September 14 (MTI) – The European Union needs to concentrate on economic cooperation and reconsider and “even slow down” political partnership, the Hungarian economy minister told a conference in Budapest on Wednesday.

Mihály Varga noted that the EU has developed from economic cooperation, which calls for reinforcing.

Partnerships should be reconsidered, because if a member is “forced” into such cooperation it might create great internal tension, which could even lead to “quitting as a realistic option”, Varga insisted, and referred to Brexit as an example.

The European Union is “an important asset” and Hungary’s membership cannot be questioned “for a moment”, Varga said, but added that “economic and political conditions” for that cooperation should not be neglected.

Source: MTI

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