Orban meets Brothers of Italy leader Meloni

Prime Minister Viktor Orban met Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party (FdI), in Parliament on Wednesday, Orban’s press chief said.

At the meeting also attended by and Zsolt Nemeth, Fidesz’s foreign affairs spokesman, Orban, who also heads the ruling Fidesz party, agreed with Meloni that migration “poses serious risks to the whole of Europe” and efforts must stepped up to stop uncontrolled immigration once and for all, Bertalan Havasi said in a statement.

Meloni said the Visegrad Group featured in her party’s election programme as a group of countries that oppose the European Union’s “smothering bureaucracy” and its “sneaky” efforts to strip member states of their sovereign powers. They agreed on the need to protect “the real Europe” and respect the culture and historical traditions of EU member states.

In order to achieve these goals, Italy needs a political turnaround, they agreed, adding that the upcoming parliamentary elections on March 4 offered an excellent opportunity to achieve this.

Németh Zsolt; Orbán Viktor Meloni

Before the meeting, Meloni told Italian newspaper La Stampa that with her visit she is sending a message to the European Union. According to the politician it’s ridiculous that Italian politicians are going to Brussels, when the policies of the V4 countries are much more interesting. Meloni stressed the policies of the Visegrad Group can serve as a model, and Italy should have a dialogue with them, instead of the German-French axis.

Source: MTI/Hungary Journal
Photos: MTI

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