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Hungary chooses Trump motto for Council Presidency – 2024-06-21 07:23:41

2024-06-21 07:23:41

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In July, Hungary will take over the presidency of the EU Council. The nation has chosen a motto that’s in all probability impressed by former US President Trump.

“Make Europe Nice Once more”: The suitable-wing nationalist Hungarian authorities is utilizing a modified election marketing campaign slogan of the controversial former US President Donald Trump because the motto for its upcoming EU Council Presidency. In German, the phrase means one thing like “Make Europe nice once more”.

Prior to now, Hungary’s right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Trump have repeatedly praised one another. In March, Orbán praised Trump at a gathering because the “President of Peace”, whereas the American praised the Hungarian head of presidency because the “greatest chief” ever.

Orbán was the one head of presidency of an EU nation who had overtly declared his help for the Republican earlier than Trump was elected president in 2016. The 2 right-wing populists have rather a lot in widespread politically. Trump’s former chief advisor Bannon as soon as described the Hungarian as “Trump earlier than Trump”. Orbán has been in energy in Hungary since 2010. Trump, alternatively, has a tender spot for autocrats. He has by no means made a secret of this.

In July, Hungary will take over the rotating presidency of the EU Council for six months. The federal government in Budapest will then play an essential mediating function in disputes between EU states and Hungarian ministers will chair EU ministerial conferences. Belgium at present holds this function.

The Belgian Presidency continues to be operating beneath the motto “Defend. Strengthen. Look forward”. Spain held the presidency earlier than that and selected the slogan “Europe, nearer”. The Swedish Presidency earlier than that had the motto “Make the EU safer, freer and greener”.

The Czech Council Presidency’s motto was “Europe as a activity”. Germany final held the presidency of the EU Council from July 1, 2020, when the German authorities selected “Collectively. Making Europe robust once more” as its motto.

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