Szijjártó Urges EU Enlargement to Improve Competitiveness

Sensible and rational debate instead of stigmatising

MH – 2017.07.07. 19:53 –

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó talked about the mistakes which affect the EU's competitiveness negatively and the possible solutions to the problem.

The European Union will only be able to gain strength if it accelerates its enlargement programme, member states take steps to improve their competitiveness, free trade agreements are realised more rapidly and a Brexit agreement is successfully brokered that is mutually advantageous to everyone, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó explained at a conference organised by the Századvég Foundation.
“A Migration policy that truly protects Europe is also required for the EU to become stronger”, he added. The minister said he thought the best way of correcting these mistakes would be for Europe to return to a culture of “sensible and rational debate”, instead of emotional disputes and stigmatising and talking down to each other.