The government has achieved the goals it has set for itself, allowing Hungary to gain new momentum and achieve significant growth even by European standards, ensure higher incomes and a higher minimum wage, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told ruling Fidesz’s 30th congress. The past two years have proven more difficult than ever due to the Russia-Ukraine war, the related sanctions, the energy crisis and galloping inflation, Orbán said. Despite the “unprecedented pressure from the West”, Hungary has managed to stay out of the war, he said, adding that the country’s energy supply was secure despite sanctions on oil and gas, while caps on utility bills, jobs and family benefits had been protected. “I report that we’ve achieved the goals we had set,” Orbán said. He said the government had thwarted Brussels’s “attempts at financial blackmail”, and the economy was and would continue growing. “But we will, of course, collect those couple of euros they owe us,” he added. “Even those who voted against us are doing well with us in government,” the prime minister said.