Orbán said Hungary has battles to face with the EU in 2017
Viktor Orbán, who stood against the EU in 2016 and allowed his country to vote on mandatory migrant quotas set in Brussels, has again fired a warning shot at Brussels.
The Hungarian leader addressed the nation on Friday, when he said history “took a sharp turn” in 2016.
Citizens of EU member states, according to Orbán, have been “silenced by political correctness”.
Brexit, the Hungarian referendum and the “ousting” of the Italian government all came about after voters “whose voices had not been heard” got the chance to stick it to Brussels, he said.
Slamming the union, he said people are tired of “being force-fed” utopian ideals.
Viktor Orbán has defied the EU on a number of issues including proposed migrant quotas
What Orbán labelled as “revolts” took place when nations rebelled against globalists and the middle class rebelled against its political leaders, according to Hungary Today.
Voters are at war with “Brussels bureaucrats” according to Orban who said “battle lines” have been drawn between sovereign countries and “unionists”.
The leader conceded the European Union appears to be prosperous – yet he insisted the future “casts a shadow on the present”.
Moves made in Hungry to defy the European Union have been frequent.
Most recently the country became the first to erect a razor wire fence and cut off the journey of migrants into Europe – beginning a domino effect which saw the suspension of the Schengen zone.
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Orbán said Brexit was a result of citizens becoming overwhelmed by 'self-righteousness' in Brussels
The Hungarian referendum result in April 2016 was overwhelming with 98 per cent voting to say “no” to migrant quotas.
But socialist parties said Orban’s Fidesz Party made the question too open, since it simply asked whether or not the EU should be able to impose rules on the Government.
The visa-free travel area is yet to recover.
But the history goes deeper.
Orbán said his country was “perhaps the first to revolt, in 2010”, with its decision to “send home” the International Monetary Fund, taxing multinational corporations and cutting household utility fees.
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He said Hungary’s main task in 2017 would be defending itself against five major “attacks” including Brussels’ plan to force Hungary to roll back its public utility fee cuts scheme, and migration.
Orbán wants to be able to migrants from moving around the country freely until their asylum applications had been ruled on.
The prime minister, who has huge support in his country, also said Hungary had “finally managed” to overcome its “culture of self-pity” and adopt a “culture of action”.
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