Viktor Orban Calls for Symbolic "Occupation" of Brussels

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.15 - 2024 8:18 PM CET

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Viktor Orban Calls for Symbolic "Occupation" of Brussels.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in a speech delivered in front of the National Museum in Budapest to commemorate the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution, stated, "At the beginning, we were alone, but by the end of the year, we will be the majority in the Western world." According to, he added that if Hungarians wish to preserve their freedom and sovereignty, they have "no choice but to occupy Brussels."

Orban urged participation in the upcoming June elections to the European Parliament (EP), which will be held in Hungary concurrently with local elections. A significant portion of his speech was directed against "Brussels," which he accused of "wanting to force us into war, push migrants onto us, and re-educate our children."

"In 1848, we stopped at Schwechat (now in eastern Austria, the site of a battle lost by the Hungarians during the revolution). Now we will march to Brussels and make changes in the EU ourselves," Orban announced.

Swept Away by George Soros's Left-Wing Tsunami"

Previously, the Hungarian Prime Minister repeatedly expressed hope for a shift in the balance of power within the European Union after the EP elections. Shortly after these elections, on July 1, Hungary will also take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months.

According to Orban, desired changes are happening in many Western countries, such as Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, and the USA — even though Poles were "swept away by George Soros's left-wing tsunami."

"At the beginning, we were alone, but by the end of the year, we will be the majority in the Western world, and great opportunities will open up for us," Orban assessed, a week after meeting with US presidential candidate Donald Trump in the USA.

Hungarian media reported days before the Friday ceremony that Fidesz sent SMS messages to citizens trying to mobilize as many people as possible for Orban's speech.

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