The country needs MEPs who represent Hungary in Brussels and not Brussels in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said. Commenting on next year’s European parliamentary elections, Orbán told public radio Kossuth that the opposition’s view is that Hungary should be doing whatever Brussels says. As a result, those who send opposition representatives to the EP will be sending people that are not going to be representing Hungary there, he added. The prime minister expressed hope that the citizens of many countries will send more representatives to the parliament in Brussels who are dedicated to the national cause and “can turn current trends around”. He highlighted migration as the most important issue and added that the economic policies followed by Brussels were not to Hungary’s benefit.
Commenting on the recent Africa summit, he said that by 2050, there could be 2.5 billion people living on the continent and there won’t be enough room for them. It is necessary to prepare for their outflux and we must be able to protect our borders, he added. At the same time, help must be granted for them to stay at home, he said. Hungary is offering scholarships to 900 African students and once they finish their education, they can return to serve in their homes, he added.