The nations in the Carpathian Basin need to cooperate perhaps more closely than ever to counter global private powers in the period to come, Hungarian House Speaker László Kövér said on Friday.
Addressing the opening of the 56th National Folk Art Festival in Zeliezovce (Zselíz), in southern Slovakia, Kövér said the “main source of danger threatening nations” in Europe, including the Carpathian Basin has changed. Due to the concentration of capital and technology over the past few decades, “supranational private corporations have emerged all over the world which seek to eliminate nation states that protect public interests in the West, he said.
“Some global powers based mostly outside Europe make every effort to transform the European Union, originally an alliance of equal nations, into a united states of Europe, namely a federation, or rather an empire, in which the current member states, including Slovakia and Hungary, would lose their right to self-determination and freedom of action, Kövér said.
These powers seek to get hold of the material and intellectual resources of the member states forever, he said.
The nations of the Carpathian Basin will therefore cry or laugh, survive or fail, win the future or lose their country, their state and their identity together, Kövér said.
The nation states have a single effective weapon to defend themselves and fight against the financial power of globalism: the force of their national identity deeply rooted in Europe’s Christian culture, Kövér said.