PM Orban:"Communism did not go away, we overthrew it"
Brussels is building a European superstate instead of a Europe of nations, Hungary s prime minister told a conference marking the 30th anniversary of the last Soviet soldier leaving Hungary.
Europe is a fascinating and inimitable “cultural formation,” which is eternal, Viktor Orban said. The European Union, however, is a man-made political formation created to protect the economic and military interests of the founding countries, and to sustain hope after WW2 that Europeans will once again be able to decide on Europe s future, he recalled.
In his speech, Hungary s premier highlighted the decreasing economic power of the EU, adding that while the US has raised its military spending by more than 30% over the past 30 years and China has implemented a nine-fold increase, the EU is still at the same level it was 30 years ago.
Today is the day of Hungarian freedom, which marks the 30th anniversary of Hungarians and Central European nations winning the last battle of the Cold War, Mr Orban said. “Freedom didn t just occur, we fought for it. Communism didn t simply just go away, we overthrew it. The Berlin Wall did not collapse, we demolished it, and the Soviets never marched out, we forced them out,” he stressed.
Hungarians are Europe s last surviving freedom fighters, Hungary s premier pointed out in his speech.
Mr Orban listed the seven theses of the Hungarian government. The first one is that instead of a Europe of nations, Brussels is building a “European superstate” for which it has not received a mandate. The second is that Brussels is still governed by those who consider integration not as a tool, but as a goal in itself. The third one is that Brussels has “outsourced” a part of its power to networks ruled from outside Europe, for example Soros s network.
Regarding the fourth thesis, Mr Orban underlined that the EU will fall apart without a joint economic success. Elaborating on the fifth thesis, he pointed out that the next decade will be an era of epidemics and migration, and that we must create a sense of security in it. As a pre-requisite to success, we must restore European democracy, he stressed.
The European Parliament is a dead end with regard to European democracy, Mr Orban said outlining his government s sixth thesis, emphasizing that the role of national parliaments must be significantly strengthened. The seventh thesis is that Serbia must be admitted to the European Union, Mr Orban said.
With the debate regarding the EU s future, Hungary has received an opportunity to stop the “Sovietisation” of the EU and to prevent Brussels from becoming “Moscow-like.” Hungarians know what it s all about, since “we have only been free for thirty years.” Thirty years ago we thought Europe was our future. Today, we see that we are Europe s future, the Hungarian prime minister concluded.