“It is not true that there is life outside the European Union,” Klára Dobrev, top candidate of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) for the European parliamentary elections, told a May Day celebration of her party on Wednesday. “What is outside is chaos, poverty and ruin.”
Hungary has no other option than to be “an equal member in a strong European community”, she said. Dobrev argued for the creation of a United States of Europe with a uniform minimum wage, family allowance and pension.
Global challenges such as climate change, poverty caused by globalisation, and international terrorism, can only be met through cooperation within Europe, she said.
The politician who is married to DK leader and former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány berated the ruling Fidesz party and its alleged corruption. “The EU would not steal money from the Hungarians through public bids, it would not steal half the Lake Balaton area, it would not seize land from farmers to help oligarchs prosper…” she said.
She said the Baltic states, Czech Republic and Slovakia had overtaken Hungary, while Romania and Bulgaria were poised to adopt the euro in a few years’ time.
Ruling Fidesz said in a statement that the company of “Mrs Gyurcsány” had received “hundreds of millions of forints from Brussels to promote their interests”.
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