Budapest (MTI) – The Orban government and its “political regime” can be replaced through democratic means, opposition leaders agreed at a roundtable discussion in Sarvar, in western Hungary, on Wednesday.

Gabor Vona of the radical nationalist Jobbik, LMP co-leader Andras Schiffer and Egyutt leader Viktor Szigetvari, however, disagreed over each other’s parties’ chances of coming to power and their abilities to govern. The party leaders also discussed their differing views on the European Union and its future.

Szigetvari proposed a moderate approach to politics, a joint candidate for prime minister and establishing an election party.

Vona stressed the importance of demonstrating strength and credibility, while Schiffer said the key to winning the upcoming election is focusing on how to renew Hungary.

On the topic of the EU and the migrant crisis, Vona said that if the government did not pursue the migration policies that it has, his party would be the most popular in Hungary. The Jobbik leader brought up the possibility of the EU’s disintegration.

Schiffer said that if Orban has a “belligerent attitude” towards migration, he should apply the same approach to the TTIP free trade agreement.

Szigetvari defended German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migration policies, arguing that Hungary, with its population decline, would need “a few 10,000” migrants.

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    If you have Central European Credentials…(“Central European”, in this Case, meaning “From the Baltic to the Med”)…especially if you are a Speaker of Hungarian, Czech, Slovak or Polish…but even if not…if you have such off-the wall Specialties as “Organic Agriculture”, “Schumann Resonances”, “Horses”, “Ballet”, “Amber Jewelry” or “Who-Knows-What”, you may be interested in becoming a founding Member of the Budapest-based, News Channel, “Central European Univision”, as a Presenter, Field Correspondent, Member of the Camera-Crew, Computer-Graphics Artist, or Video-Film Librarian.

    “Central European Univision”, we call the “New CEU”, as it is designed to supplant the principal Loser in the recent Hungarian Elections, the “Old CEU” on Nador u. 9-11, still known ( but not for Long), as “Central European University”.

    “Vae Victis!” as the saying goes.

    It shall be the Goal of the “New CEU” to supplant not only the “Old CEU” but also the “Voice of Lenin’s Tomb”, Moscow’s “RT” as the “World’s Premier, News-Channel’.

    Beginning, only a Decade ago, from absolute Scratch, with a motley Crew of Radio-Caroline, Disk-Jockeys & Sloan-Ranger Cuties…”RT” (“Red Tomb”), in a Country where the average Citizen does not even know Anyone who speaks English…which did not even have a Word for “Journalism”…through “Trial & Error”…with “Guts & Grease”…(all right…it did have a $300 million Outlay that the “New CEU” will not be able to match), have accomplished Something Nobody would ever have thought possible…namely dwarfing the vaunted “Jimmy-Saville Network”, the BBC, as the “Authentic, Online-Voice of World News”.

    My Country, “The United States of America”, with its nearly 1 trillion-dollar military-Budget, as far as I know (though I don’t have a TV), does not even have a “World-News Channel”)

    The prospective Board of Directors, of the “New CEU” which has been shaping up now for some Time, is as follows…
    Bugar, Member of Slovak Parliament, Chairman of the Board
    Beatrix Meszaros, Chairman, Opus Global Nyrt, “New CEU”-CEO
    Sandor Csanyi, CEO, OTP Bank
    Istvan Tarlos, Mayor of Budapest
    Arpad Torok…CEO, Trigranit Construction
    Gyorgy Rajnai…CEO, Korda Films
    Maria Schmidt, Proprietor, “Figyelo”, Magazine
    Andrew Vajna…Movie Producer
    Laszlo Toroczkai…Mayor of Asotthalom…(my Choice as “Captain” of the “New Hungarian Guard”…& new Member…
    Marta Kato…Managing Director of “Daily News Hungary”

    Graduating, “Oxbridge Toffs” who would like to join the seminal Team at the “New CEU”, are cordially invited to submit their Resumes to Ms. Beatrix Meszaros at “Opus Global, Nyrt”, at Revay u. 10, Budapest, Hungary.

    Good Luck.

    Best Regards,
    David Yuhas

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