No other member state of the European Union has probed the opinion of its citizens as often as Hungary, “which discredits all criticism on the state of democracy in the country,” Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Monday.
Speaking at a conference on the Századvég Institute’s Project Europe research, which surveyed the citizens of 28 member states on “issues that most affect the future of the EU”, Szijjártó said the Hungarian government had integrated the results of its national consultation surveys into decision-making.
Hungary sees democracy as a form of governance where the country is lead according to the will of the people, on their mandate, he said.
Meanwhile, “communication in Europe seems to become difficult … and it usually takes the form of lecturing and chastising,” he said.
Democracy in Brussels “is understood differently, and equated with extreme liberalism,” he said.
I agree with Orban here. He’s genuinely a good leader in my view.
EU is certainly slipping slowly into totalitarianism.
The general direction of the West’s politics is that the unwell bottom feeders of society are trying to preach to the sane people who uphold society and it’s foundational values.
The situation is ludicrous. But, I think we are currently seeing the people slowly waking up to what’s going on here.
The West is unwell and bordering on insanity. EU talking about ‘democracy’ amidst demanding more censorship and hate speech laws is just absolutely laughable.
Democracy EU style will never work.
The EU is already crumbling ,with brexit ,more nations will follow.
The rich countries will bully the less wealthy nations ,with economic influence.
Not everybody like to dance for the tune the EU playing.
The EU will brake up in the near future when countries will realize the west only wants markets and cheap labor.
Hungary has to resist the corrosive laws ,what the EU is pushing ,just to control every aspect of life.