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Hungarian president says Europe needs new leadership

Farmers from multiple nations joining protests: Ireland, Italy, Portugal

Arriving in Brussels on January 31, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with farmers demonstrating in the centre of the city with whom he spoke about the fact that European leaders should pay far more attention to the people, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief told the Hungarian news agency MTI. 

He added that on Wednesday evening in Brussels Mr Orbán will also have talks with former Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

The Prime Minister told Belgian journalists that Europe needed new leaders and a new elite because at present – be that about migration or the war in Ukraine – they did not take the voice of the people of the street seriously, and this amounted to a democratic deficit.

The Prime Minister highlighted that the European Union did not sufficiently respect the fact that agriculture was an important element of the European economy. A number of countries have introduced regulations that are adverse to farmers and have made their lives more difficult.