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Hungary's Orban sees EU reform drive after German election
June 23, 2017 / 1:47 PM / 5 months ago

Hungary's Orban sees EU reform drive after German election

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after two days of talks with his European Union peers he expected Berlin and Paris to push for broad reforms in the bloc once a German election due in September is out of the way.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban looks up during a plenary session at the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels, Belgium April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

“The French president has made it clear he wants to increase the efficiency of the EU and he is determined to do that,” Orban told a news conference translated into English.

“The other factor is the German elections but I think after September it is very probable that we are going to put a lot of effort and planning into a new European reform era. We will have lots of debates and we need to prepare.”

Reporting bu Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Jan Strupczewski

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