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SZIJJÁRTÓ: HUNGARY, ESTONIA COOPERATE CLOSELY ON EU ISSUES

 

The foreign ministers of Hungary and Estonia are cooperating closely on matters that will fundamentally define the European Union’s future, among them the fight against illegal migration, the Hungarian foreign minister said. Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook that Urmas Reinsalu, his Estonian counterpart, “is no favourite of the liberal mainstream. How could he be when he speaks directly, honestly and clearly and is not afraid of standing up for his opinion, his patriotic views and for his nation’s interests?” Szijjártó said. He welcomed Reinsalu’s remarks on Estonian radio, where he said vetoing the EU’s multiannual budget was not “holding the EU at ransom” but the right of every member state enshrined in European treaties. Szijjártó also cited Reinsalu as saying that he “personally disagreed” with the notion of tying EU funding to the issue of migration.