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Hungary does not want to quit European Union, but to reform it

János LázárHungary does not want to quit the European Union, but to reform and to change its system of institutions so that every country may become successful.

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János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office stated that at the financial summit Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF).

At the forum entitled Financial Summit 19, The New World? Global Challenges of Europe and America, Mr Lázár stressed that we would like to reform the EU together with the Visegrád countries, based on Central-European and national interests.

He took the view that Brexit was an historic mistake, but according to the position of the Hungarian Government, it may contribute to the attainment of fundamental changes in the European Union.

He said: "According to the European socialists, the EU will be competitive if they create an ever closer union, but the Hungarian Government takes the view that this is completely contrary to the best interests of Hungary and national interests."

He stressed: "We must put an end to legal insecurity as many of those working in Britain do not know what awaits them.

"In the context of Brexit, it is important both for the German economy and the Hungarian economy that maintains close relations with it what kind of a trade agreement the EU will strike with Britain.

"Hungary has a vested interest in the simultaneous implementation and swift conclusion of the negotiations on trade and the EU budget."

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