Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban held his first government news conference of 2019 today where he drew a distinct line between European ideologies.
“There will be two civilisations in the EU,” said Orban in Budapest on Thursday. “One mixed Muslim-Christian in the West, and one traditional European-Christian in Central Europe.”
Orban laid out his goal of electing an anti-immigration majority in the bloc’s parliamentary elections in May.
“(The) most important political issue for us is the EP (European Parliament) election. 52% of Hungarians think the biggest challenge in the EU is immigration. Only we can decide with whom we want to live in the future,” said Orban.
During the speech, Orban referred to far-right Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini as “still his hero” and welcomed the Polish-Italian project aimed at anti-immigration cooperation.