The FdI will almost certainly become part of the next governing coalition, along with Matteo Salvini’s Lega.
Orban gave a rousing speech against the EU’s migrant redistribution quotas. Hungary is prepared to help Italy, where it can. If the country finally commits to protecting its borders, “we will help to that end as well as to return migrants already in Italy back home,” Orban said.
“The population of Italy is six times larger than Hungary’s, its territory three and half times [that of Hungary]. Your gross national product represents another category. You have a huge army, whereas Hungary’s army is not even worth mentioning.
Italian is spoken over half the globe, whereas Hungarian spoken only by us. Under such circumstances, it is such an honor to have your interest,” The Hungarian leader said at the beginning of his speech.
“Everybody who can make sense of a map knows that in Europe since 2015 there have been two key countries: Italy, the gateway on the sea, and Hungary, the gateway on land, the gateways into Europe.
“The similarity was probably the object of your interest,” he said.
“In Hungary since 2010, we have created a particular state model, which immediately came under fire from Brussels, from the European Left, and from the American Left, via the George Soros-type NGOs. This made Hungary into a black sheep.”
But this model works and is successful, Orban said. The political success is obvious: Hungary’s governing alliance has won three parliamentary elections in a row with a two-thirds majority, and there have also been economic achievements, he added.
He said the model rests on three pillars: the family, the nation and Christian freedom. The base for this model is the new Christian constitution approved in 2011, he added. Orban said a family is a union between a man and a woman, adding that every child has the right to a father and a mother.
He acknowledged steps Hungary’s government has taken to support families, but said there are still too few children being born. “If we don’t do something to counter the negative demographic trend, it will never change,” he added. Orban said he could not support any policy that aims to replace the children who aren’t being born with migrants.
He said nations are supreme and cannot be forced under the laws of any kind of global government. That is an irreplaceable value which must be defended, he added.
“Only we can say who can stay in the area of our state, he said. Everywhere else in the world, the nation is defended, but not in Europe, and that must be changed,” he pointed out.
“We are in the minority in the European political elite, but in the majority among nations and people,” Orban said. “Our opposition is big, rich, strong and well organised, thus we must fight an unjustly difficult battle for what is right.”