EU CONCERNED – Marie Le Pen meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in order to present a united front against political interference from the European Union.


A troubling development for the European Union is that Marine Le Pen will meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest today.

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The two eurosceptic leaders will meet for the first time today as Marine Le Pen begins her campaign to succeed Emmanuel Macron as President of the French Republic in 2022.

Even though the head of the National Rally had previously gone unnoticed by Viktor Orban, the two have grown closer since the Hungarian Prime Minister’s party withdrew from the European People’s Party’s delegation to the European Parliament in March.

Together with Matteo Salvini (Former Deputy PM of Italy, Mateusz Morawiecki (current PM of Poland), and 11 other leaders, they signed a proclamation in July vowing to establish a new right-wing group in the European Union’s European Parliament.

However, there has been little progress achieved by the parties since then.

Despite this, the eurosceptic allies have often mirrored each other’s criticism of Brussels, siding with Poland in the most recent spat with the EU over the rule of law.

Orban’s government and its main ally Poland have clashed with Brussels over media freedoms, the rule of law, and LGBT rights – all while asserting that Hungary’s interest is to remain a member of a strong European Union.

The Hungarian prime minister addressed a crowd of cheering supporters at a rally on Sunday, who waved the national flag and held banners with slogans such as “Brussels equals dictatorship.”

The Hungarian stated, “Brussels speaks to us and treats us, along with the Poles, as if we are an enemy… well, it is time for them in Brussels to understand that even the communists could not defeat us,” Mr Orban said.

Le Pen also backs Poland in their pursuit to prove national supremacy trumps EU dictated law.

After meeting with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Ms Le Pen expressed her gratitude by saying: “Honoured to be received today by the head of the Polish government Mateusz Morawiecki.”

“We discussed together in particular the unacceptable blackmail exercised by the European Commission on Poland, and I wanted to give him my support.”

President Viktor Orban, who is up for re-election in Hungary next year, accused Brussels and Washington of interfering in Hungarian politics and urged his followers to safeguard the accomplishments of his nationalist government’s decade in office.

When Hungary has parliamentary elections in 2022, Mr Orban will confront a unified front of opposition parties, including the Socialists, liberals, and the previously far-right, now centre-right Jobbik party, for the first time since he came to power in 2010.

The six-party coalition is headed by Peter Marki-Zay, a 49-year-old Catholic conservative, father of seven children, and mayor of a small town who seems to exemplify the traditional values that Orban has openly championed and is widely seen as a formidable opponent to the prime minister.

Mr Orban told tens of thousands of supporters who gathered in Budapest that the United States and billionaire George Soros were attempting to influence the election of their people, the Hungarian leftist opposition, via the use of money, media, and other resources.

“But what matters is not what they in Brussels, in Washington and in the media which is directed from abroad, want.”

“It will be Hungarians deciding about their own fate,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared on Saturday.

“Our strength is in our unity … we believe in the same values: family, nation, and a strong and independent Hungary,” they say.