Luxembourg, May 30 (MTI) – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán attended celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Luxembourg on Monday.
On the sidelines of the celebrations, Orbán told Hungarian news channel M1 that “without the EPP, communism would not have ended in Europe” and Hungary could not have joined the European Union. The prime minister praised the European party for its “good decisions on historic issues” and its “consistent support for good causes”.
Concerning the future, Orbán said that both the EU and the EPP will have to adopt “a broader spectrum and more courage” in meeting the challenges of the 21st century, such as the migration crisis or terrorism. “We now have a European Union from the 20th century and we have a 21st century problem,” Orbán argued. “The EPP should not just continue working but realise that we have crossed a borderline,” he said.