Budapest, June 15 (MTI) – It is in the basic interest of both the European Union and Hungary that Britain remain in the bloc, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday at the inauguration of a British investment in southeastern Hungary.
Szijjarto said that a British withdrawal from the EU would be a major loss both politically and economically.
Hungary shares many points of view with the UK on the question of European integration, such as the importance of sovereignty and on the responsibility of national parliaments. It is important that this type of thinking is represented by a strong player within the EU, he said.
British-owned packaging company Mondi is investing 13 billion forints (EUR 41m) at its base in Bekescsaba, creating 220 jobs. The company is receiving a government grant of 1.8 billion forints for the project. Mondi will upgrade its existing production facilities, instal machinery that uses new technologies, and build new production halls, a warehouse and a logistics centre.