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Ferenc Gyurcsány: let’s catch up to Brussels!

The Democratic Coalition (DK) believes in the concept of the United States of Europe, wants to have more cooperation and a stronger Europe. Let's catch up to Brussels! - Ferenc Gyurcsány, chairman of DK, former prime minister said at a press conference during the break of a conference held on the future of Europe last Saturday in Budapest.

According to Ferenc Gyurcsány, a new European Constitution, dual citizenship expressing Europe and national identity, a joint border protection, foreign and defence policy, social insurance and labour law, including European-level wages are needed. The western side of Europe is living better and we would like to achieve that. Hungary has become stronger as a member of the EU, the chairman of DK explained.
Frank Engel, member of the European Parliament, member of the Group of Christian Democrats within the European People's Party emphasized at the press conference: migration is not a crisis but it is a situation that must be solved. There are so many problems, we should not want to make the EU to be a problem as well, he added. The politician belonging to the European party family of Fidesz welcomed that DK is trying to get across the message that the EU is not against Hungary. He added that he would like to convince the Fidesz-delegated members of the European Parliament to show a European attitude again and he hopes the Hungarians will admit that not everything is wrong in Europe. In an ideal case, Hungary shall be led by a pro-European power, be it Fidesz or any other party, the European politician noted.
To a question asked by a journalist regarding George Soros he noted that the businessman has a responsibility, for example, for the fact that several persons had committed suicides several decades ago during the attack against the GBP; on the other hand, it should not be forgotten that he is supporting many aid organizations and educational institutions as well.
At the press conference Ulrike Lunacek, vice chairman of the European Parliament, member of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance spoke up for the United States of Europe emphasizing that every member state should take part in the solution of the problem of migration and in the accommodation of refugees. "It is not understandable to me how those who participated in the demolition of the iron curtain can now incite fear against the refugees", the politician noted, who also feels that it is important for Viktor Orbán not to make a scapegoat out of the EU.
Josef Weidenholzer, vice chairman of the European Parliamentary Group of Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats called attention to the fact that a single European immigration policy is needed, the Dublin System is not working properly, and the refugees must be distributed. The conference with the title Future of the EU – Perspectives – Hopes – Dangers – The Treaty of Rome is 60 years old was organized by the Foundation for a New Republic (Új Köztársaságért Alapítvány) of DK and the European Parliamentary Group of Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:37

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