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PM Orbán: “We are the future of Europe, we feel the weight of responsibility”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán—who in April led his national-conservative Fidesz party to a resounding victory in the country’s general elections, securing a two-thirds parliamentary majority for the fourth consecutive election cycle—has declared that Europe is heading into a decade of danger, insecurity, and wars.

In his first parliamentary address since April’s landslide victory, Prime Minister Orbán—who on Monday, May 16th, took the oath of office after being elected by Hungary’s National Assembly for the fifth time—gave a thoroughly sobering prognostication of the decade ahead, warning of a whole host of geopolitical risks, including economic woes, energy crises, a lingering pandemic, expanded armed conflict, and Brussels continued efforts to liquidate national sovereignty, Magyar Nemzet reports.

“Everything that has happened since 2020 points in one direction: Europe and the Hungarian people in it have entered an age of danger. The decade began with the coronavirus epidemic and continued with the war. The sanctions from the war brought an economic downturn,” Orbán said, adding that the war—and the sanctions that followed—resulted in an energy crisis and that U.S. interest rate hikes have precipitated an “age of inflation.”

“All of this will bring about an age of economic downturn, threatening epidemics may recur, and migration deepen and may intensify,” the prime minister added.

Continuing, Orbán underscored the West’s ongoing—and perhaps worsening—existential crisis which has been brought about by the suicidal mentality—be it conscious or unconscious—of the West’s globalist political class.

“This is the program of the great European population exchange, the essence of which is to replace the missing Christian children with migrants,” he said. “Such an experiment is a program of gender madness and a liberal Europe that transcends nation-states and Christianity and puts nothing in their place.”

“They forget that man, alone, can never be free—only lonely,” Orbán asserted.

The prime minister then pivoted to a separate topic, referencing recent attempts by EU globalists, through the so-called Conference on the Future of Europe, to consolidate their power over the bloc’s decision-making processes—attempts which have faced widespread opposition. 

“Brussels is striving for exclusivity, unity, abusing its power, rejecting our offers of tolerance, building an empire instead of a Europe of sovereign nations, and increasing the cultural distance between the western and eastern parts of Europe,” the Hungarian leader said.

In contrast with the European Union envisaged by Brussels eurocrats, he continued, Hungarians are increasingly asking themselves: “What are [Hungarians] looking for in the Union? We are looking for our dreams in the union, a community of equal nations, the democracy of democracies.”

“As long as there is a whit chance, we will fight for our rights, for the renewal of the union, for which we are looking for allies,” he added.

In conclusion, Orbán emphasized that Hungary—along with Poland—has become the only remaining Christian-conservative bastions in the Western world, noting that the two had also had become one of the last guardians of sober thinking and freedom. 

“We want to give hope to others. We are the future of Europe, we feel the weight of responsibility,” the prime minister concluded.

Robert Semonsen is a political journalist based in Central Europe. His work has been featured in various English-language news outlets in Europe and the Americas. He has an educational background in biological and medical science. His Twitter handle is @R_Semonsen.

The full text of the speech given by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán after swearing his prime ministerial oath may be found here (in English).