The leader of the French National Rally arrived in Budapest on Monday to meet Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday.
Orbán met Le Pen and Katalin Novák, Fidesz’ vice-president for foreign relations, in the Carmelite Church of Buda. On Friday, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief, informed 24 that
the politicians planned to discuss among other things, the concept and future of a European Union built on strong nation-states and the migration crisis.
In July, 15 democratic right-wing parties, including Hungarian Fidesz, Polish Law and Justice, French National Rally and the Freedom Party of Austria, signed a declaration with the aim of reforming the EU. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Marine Le Pen also talked about the further strengthening of this movement and need for the renewal of the European right wing.
Viktor Orbán mentioned that there were several attempts to crucify Hungary in the European Parliament, writes Origo. He emphasised that
when Hungary was wrongfully attacked in the EP, Marine Le Pen and her party stood by us.
The Hungarian Prime Minister also explained that Hungary is opposed to any kind of European superstate that is being built in Brussels. The EU is moving from the direction of transnational cooperation to federalism and thinks that it can centralise power in Brussels, said Le Pen. She emphasised the importance of protecting European sovereignty and that nations have a right to their constitutional identity.
According to Express.co.uk,
the meeting of the two “eurosceptic politicians” is a “worrying sign for the European Union”.
Chris Perry, former British Navy Admiral, explained that if Le Penn will get into power, she will need allies who are fairly sceptical about the EU. He added that Le Pen will most likely will use Britain as an example of a country taking charge of the country’s own destiny.
A month ago, Orbán also met another French presidential aspirant, Éric Zemmour. Zemmour is the son of Jewish immigrants from Algeria who has rather radical views. The political journalist, essayist, writer and television personality has warned several times against the dangers of mass immigration.
Before meeting the Hungarian Prime Minister, Le Pen explored Budapest on Monday, writes Telex. A few hours after her arrival at Budapest Aiport, she visited Heroes’ Square and commemorated the victims of the communist dictatorship.
Le Pen also posted a photo from Hungary’s most iconic building, the House of Parliament, which she called
the “jewel of Hungarian architecture and history”.
In the evening, she visited the “Shoes on the Danube” memorial, which was erected to honour the Jews who were massacred in Budapest during the Second World War.
According to Le Pen’s Twitter account, she gave an interview with László Trócsányi, former Minister of Justice and Hungary’s former Ambassador to France, to Europe Uncensored on Tuesday afternoon, where they outlined their vision for the future of Europe and the future of sovereign nations within the Alliance for Europe of the Nations, wrote Le Pen.
Le Pen also visited the New York Palace on the Grand Boulevard.
Source: 24.hu, origo.hu, telex.hu, express.co.uk