Fully 99 percent of respondents have backed the government’s standpoint of maintaining the country’s sovereignty when it comes to essential issues in the latest “national consultation” survey, the state secretary of the government office said on Monday.
The survey clearly shows that Hungarians do not want Brussels to take away Hungary’s right to make strategically important decisions, Csaba Dömötör told a press conference.
“We must keep the regulation of taxes, wages and energy prices in our hands, and we must continue to make every effort to fight against illegal migration; and we must make the operation of foreign funded activist groups more transparent,” he added.
Disputes are under way in several European countries concerning where to draw the line between the powers of the European Union and nation states, he said.
The “national consultation” survey completed on May 31 could be regarded as part of the debate over the future of the EU, Dömötör said. Hungary wants a strong Europe that respects nation states and builds on them, he added.
A total of 1,680,933 people participated in the survey, which is 400,000 more than the number of people that voted for the left wing and 700,000 more than the number of people that voted on radical nationalist Jobbik at the 2014 elections, Dömötör said.