Several political leaders who want to preserve sovereignty met in Warsaw on Saturday and decided to tighten cooperation, the minister in charge of families said on Monday. Katalin Novák attended a meeting of leaders of a number of European conservative and right-wing parties in the Polish capital. “A debate about the future of Europe is very timely,” she told public radio. “We must collectively state in which direction we Europeans want to go,” she said.
Novák said that many people were in agreement that several irreversible trends had got under way in Europe, and issues such as demographics, migration and the mass influx of migrants must be discussed. The pressure of migration has been continually rising since 2015 and the leaders of several European countries, including the newly formed government in Germany, decided to make their respective countries immigrant countries, she added. “If that’s what the Germans want, they should do it, but without forcing their will on other countries, including Hungary,” the minister, a member of ruling Fidesz, said. “The most important question is how Europe wants to be renewed,” she said.