Orbán participates in Bled Strategic Forum

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Charles Michel (left) talking with Viktor Orbán at the Bled Strategic Forum.

MTI/Prime Minister's Press Office/Vivien Cher Benko

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke at a leaders' panel on the future of Europe at the Bled Strategic Forum on Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Addressing the issue of migration, Orbán argued the only solution to managing migration in the European Union is giving the right to deal with the issue back to member states. He warned of the threat of a new migration crisis because of events in Afghanistan.

Speaking about EU enlargement, Orbán called Serbia a "key country" whose EU accession is "indispensable" from a geopolitical and security aspect.

"The European Union needs Serbia's EU membership more than Serbia does," he added.

He said a basic condition for keeping the EU together is economic success.

"Without that, there is no political foundation for the preservation of common values either," he added.

Orbán was joined at the panel discussion by his counterparts from Slovenia, Croatia, Czechia, Slovakia, Greece and Serbia, as well as by European Council President Charles Michel and European Parliament President David Sassoli.

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