The war between Ukraine and Russia is no longer a local affair, as sanctions have turned it into a global economic war, said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the Fidesz-KDNP parliamentary group meeting in Balatonalmádi, as related in an article published by Magyar Nemzet on Wednesday evening.
The pro-government media outlet reported that Orbán called on the members of his caucus to do everything to ensure that Europe rescinds the sanctions by the end of the year at the latest.
According to the Prime Minister, the Hungarian left supports the sanctions, which have caused economic problems, an energy crisis, and inflation, and were imposed on Europe by bureaucrats in Brussels.
He also claimed that the Gyurcsány era and its representatives, who once “ruined the country,” want to return to power. The bureaucrats in Brussels and the Soros-affiliated NGOs, said Orbán, want to bring the newly-formed Gyurcsány-Dobrev shadow government to power, which is clear from the fact that they are financing their activities. They did this in the election campaign, and are still doing it now.
Orbán believes that Fidesz-KDNP’s task is to ensure the energy supply and protect families and workplaces. In connection with this, he mentioned the utility subsidy policy, the firewood and brown coal initiatives, and aid to energy-intensive small and medium-sized enterprises and producers. The Prime Minister also mentioned the factory bailout program, and a new action plan for protecting jobs.
At the end of his speech, Orbán stated that Hungary’s energy supply was secure, and that the country would have enough natural gas, electricity, and crude oil. “Sanctions cause serious damage to the country, but through hard work, there is a chance for Hungary to emerge from this crisis as the country that can come out on top,” Magyar Nemzet quoted the Prime Minister as saying. [HVG]