The stake of next year’s general election will be protecting the government’s accomplishments of the past seven years, the prime minister was quoted as saying at the 16th annual Civic Picnic in Kötcse, in southwestern Hungary, on Saturday.
Viktor Orbán also talked about a changing world order and French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision for Europe, his press chief said.
Orbán mentioned the protection of Hungary’s borders, the border fence, ensuring the security of families and jobs and public security as the government’s accomplishments that would be at stake in the election.
The prime minister also talked about a recent NATO estimate according to which 60 million migrants could flee Africa between now and 2020, most of whom are expected to head towards Europe.
On the subject of Macron’s views on the tasks before Europe which he laid out in a recent interview with French weekly Le Point, Orbán said certain aspects of the French president’s vision were in line with Hungary’s interests, but voiced disagreement on others. Orbán agreed with Macron’s views on the need for realism in foreign policy as well as what he had said about the crisis faced by the West and the view that Europe must respect its basic principles if it is to overcome the weaknesses that had led to the bloc’s problematic functioning.