Orbán: European leaders face their people

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European leaders are coming face to face with their people and pressure in the continent continues to grow, creating a need for leaders to revise their political practices, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said today, according to reports.

Hungaryʼs Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the studio of Kossuth radio this morning. (Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák) 

During his regular biweekly interview on state-owned Kossuth radio, Orbán said the reason for the increased pressure is not only the result of a possible Brexit, but also the manner in which Western governments handle the refugee crisis, acting against the will of European people, according to Hungarian news portal origo.hu. The prime minister said he believes that if European leaders do not revise their political practices, “elected leaders could face conflict with the people, and this will not have a good outcome”, origo.hu quoted Orbán as saying.

In connection with the possible Brexit, Orbán said for Hungarians it would be better if the United Kingdom stayed in the EU, but this decision must be made by the British people, and whatever their decision will be, it needs to be respected.

Orbán also said that the refugee camp in Bicske should and will be closed “but this cannot happen from one day to the next”. He said that George Soros supports civilian organizations that are trying to make the Hungarian government change its stance in strict legislation related to the refugee crisis, but “it would be a communist way of thinking for Soros to believe that those he helped with scholarships have also been bought”, origo.hu reported.

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