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SZIJJÁRTÓ: CENTRAL EUROPE TO 'STAY EU'S GROWTH ENGINE'

Central Europe will "stay the continent's engine of growth" giving the region a confidence boost in the debate about the future of Europe, the foreign minister said in Bratislava.
 

Addressing a press conference after a meeting with his Visegrad Four counterparts, Péter Szijjártó described the atmosphere at the meeting as “particularly good”, saying that this was because last quarter’s growth data had “once again revealed that central Europe is still Europe’s engine of growth”. Szijjártó said the central European region’s economic growth was “twice as dynamic” as the average European growth.
Parties at the talks discussed details of a donation to Libya aimed at mitigating the effects of migration, Szijjártó said, and suggested that similar cooperation with Tunisia should be launched.
On another subject, Szijjártó voiced Hungary’s commitment to supporting “its central European friends in any European dispute”. He said it applied to Poland, and called the European Council’s Wednesday decision “unfair and wrong” under which another hearing will be held in the EU’s Article 7 procedure against that country. “We find this absolutely unnecessary, as Poland has answered all questions,” Szijjártó said.