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Viktor Orbán In Poland: “Central Europe Is Experiencing A Renaissance”

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Poland, Krakow – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán went to Krakow, Poland, for a two-days visit. He discussed with the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło on migration and made on Friday, December 9, a speech on the “Renaissance of Central Europe”.

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło invited her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán to discuss at the Wawel Castle, in Krakow, about the upcoming European Council summit on December 15 that is to discuss EU economy and future. The two leaders talked about European Union’s security, economy and migrant policy. Viktor Orbán also met with the leader of the ruling PiS party, Jarosław Kaczyński.

On Friday, December 9, Viktor Orbán made a speech at the Jagellonian University to commemorate the Polish historian Wacław Felczak. According to Viktor Orbán, Central Europe is living its Renaissance, with a dynamical development and strengthening.

Central Europe is experiencing a Renaissance

The Hungarian PM underlined during his speech that Hungarians and Poles have understood, that they have to take their fate into their hands, and that they got a historical opportunity to make, together, Central Europe the most successful area of Europe and of the world.

That is what the V4 is working on, said the Hungarian conservative leader, before adding that Central Europeans “shall not set a smaller goal”.

M. Orbán added that in the past, the Habsburg, the Germans and the Soviets tried to organize Central Europe, and nowadays, the European Union “organize it into a community, embraces it and defends it”, which is, for the Viktor Orbán, a better situation than the former ones. “We will not allow our critics to mar this situation,” Orbán said.

The Hungarian PM also said he thinks Poles and Hungarians have a common fate, as after the WW2, the Hungarians were “on the losers and guilty side”, when Poles were “on the winners and expendables side”, and both country finally got the same, the Poles as a reward, the Hungarians as a punishment : the occupation of the Soviets and the communism.