Orban warns against 'United States of Europe'

The European Commission declared itself a political body, PM says

MH – 2018.03.05. 20:40 –

Creating a "United States of Europe" would be equal to turning the region into a "continent for immigrants including an immigrant-destination Hungary", Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday, MTI reports.

Speaking at a book launch at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Orban warned of "attempts" to curb member states' competencies and to build a "United States of Europe", and said that the European Commission "has openly declared itself a political body". He insisted that the commission's "giving up its impartiality" would lead to ruining cooperation within the community because it will "institutionalise double standards to benefit the bigger countries, to the detriment of smaller members".