Hungary sticks to national interests, not Brussels: Orban
While the European Union is attempting to impose its will on Hungary in several ways, Prime Minister Viktor Orban asserts that his country will keep doing what best serves the people.
The European Union is imposing its will on Hungary over important matters like migration, sanctions, and sex education, but the country continues to do what serves the interests of its people, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.
"Hungary has fulfilled all the commitments agreed with the European Commission. The bureaucrats in Brussels are adding new conditions, they want to impose their will on us on the issues of migration, sanctions and gender," the Prime Minister said on social media, adding that when it comes to these issues, Hungary is acting in the interests of its people, not Brussels.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said, on Thursday, that Hungary needs to be ready for serious attacks from the EU, since "Brussels and the liberal propaganda machine" are not discriminating in their methods and are employing various forms of blackmail against Budapest.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban lately said that the European Commission is purposefully blocking funds allocated to Hungary to alter the country's policies on a number of issues, including migration and sanctions.
On November 30, the Commission decided to keep freezing the funding for Hungary until Budapest fulfilled all its conditions. The decision will now have to gain the approval of the Council of EU countries by a qualified majority.
Hungarian EU Affairs Minister Tibor Navracsics told reporters in Budapest on November 29, "We hope that even if the Commission will propose to the Council to prolong the suspension of the EU funds and controlling the implementation process that next year all the suspended EU funds can be at our disposal."
Orban added that Hungary had no plans of changing its migration policy, promoting "sexual propaganda in schools" and supporting sanctions against Russia, adding that Hungary and the EU contradict on several important issues.
It is worth noting that Hungary was the only country in the EU to refuse to support Brussels' initiative to train the Ukrainian army in Europe, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in October, highlighting that his country would not participate in the EU's training of Kiev's soldiers.