Hungary is the most pro-US ally in Europe

Washington Times:
Hungary has no intention of joining the “U.S.-bashing chorus in Europe,” in part because Budapest and Washington now are singing from the same page on issues such as immigration, security and the right of sovereign nations to set their own policies, Hungary’s foreign minister said in an interview.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban is a “natural ally” of the Trump administration, one that is willing to challenge the liberal orthodoxy within the European Union that has been sharply critical of his government and the Trump administration. He spoke at the end of a Washington visit Wednesday that included a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — the first face-to-face bilateral meeting of U.S. and Hungarian foreign ministers in six years.

He noted that Hungary has often been a lonely voice in Brussels blocking EU measures critical of the Trump administration, such as Budapest’s recent stand against a resolution critical of Mr. Trump’s decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

“There is a hysteria in the European Union against the United States and especially against the current administration,” Mr. Szijjarto said. “With this visit, I wanted to stress that Hungary is not joining this hysteria.
An unapologetic nationalist, social conservative and a critic of unchecked immigration and open borders, Mr. Orban has long sounded many of the same themes that helped propel Mr. Trump to the White House in 2016. It has also made his government, which won a smashing victory and a parliamentary supermajority in elections in April, a target of particular criticism from some of the EU’s leading powers, including Germany and France.
But Mr. Szijjarto, a 39-year-old former spokesman for Mr. Orban who has been foreign minister since 2014, made no apologies for his government’s agenda or the determination of a country of just 10 million people to defend what he called its “Judeo-Christian heritage.” The proposed laws, he said, are targeted at punishing those who consciously violate Hungary’s immigration and asylum laws and help others do so.
“There’s been a hypocrisy and political correctness that has spread over European politics,” he said. “People are getting fed up with that and they are looking for politicians and political movements which speak honestly and straightforwardly.”
There is much more.

Hungary is resisting the cultural suicide that is taking place in much of the EU, particularly, Germany, France, and Britain.   Other countries like Italy appear to be joining Hungary in resisting the EU dictates on refugees.


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