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ORBÁN: ’WE TAKE COUNTRY SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS AS COMPLIMENTS’

 

Speaking ahead of a European Council summit in Brussels, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said regarding country specific recommendations to Hungary in EU reports that “we take those as compliments.” Those are important tools of Hungarian economic policy and contribute to Hungarian growth’s far outstripping the EU average, he added. “That’s where Hungarian success comes from. They want to take that success away, but we shall not give it away,” he said. Asked about Hungary’s EU presidency starting on Monday, Orbán said its main focus areas were competitiveness and economic growth. Besides those issues, “which are supported by everyone,” Hungary also seeks to promote peace and stop illegal migration, he added. “Large countries are backing 95% of our programmes,” he added.