Martin SCHULZ, EP President meets with Viktor ORBAN, Prime Minister of Hungary:
- arrival and roundtable
- extracts from the press point
Lieu: European Parliament, Brussels
End production: 30/01/2013 First transmission: 30/01/2013
Viktor ORBAN, Prime Minister of Hungary, visited this afternoon the European Parliament in Brussels, where he met his president Martin SCHULZ. Viktor ORBAN has been head of government of his country since 2010 and had previously held this position from 1998 to 2002. He is the leader of the Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Union, a major national conservative political party in Hungary which, together with the Christian Democratic People's Party, won 52.73% of the votes in the 2010 election, obtaining two-thirds supermajority of the seats in the Hungarian Parliament.
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||Exterior of the EP, Brussels
||Arrival of Viktor ORBAN, Prime Minister of Hungary, shake hands with Martin SCHULZ, EP President
||Arrival to the President premises, signature on the Guests Book.
||Round table meeting (3 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "The European Parliament is expecting from the negotioations between the member states an outcome of an ambitious budget and I discussed with the Prime Minister once more that the Parliament hopes for a compromise but that we will not accept any compromise".
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "My recommendation therefore to Herman Van Rompuy in the morning and to Prime Minister Orban now is that the member states should try to find a compromise which is also acceptable for the European Parliament".
||SOUNDBITE (English) Viktor ORBAN, Hungarian Prime Minister: "I got a very strong message concerning the financial framework from the President. He said very clearly that he is not the person who can approve and sign a budget which has not real basis, which is a very important message. And I understood it as a Prime Minister and I promised that I will do everything which is in my capacity to have a clear cut, a transparent and fair based budget for the next 7 years and we can cooperate on that point and he can count on the inspiring behaviour of the Hungarian government, specially because Hungary in under the procedure of excessive deficit and we know what's the consequence if the budget is not well based".
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "The Article 7 procedure must be taken when there are clear proves for infringements of European rules and standards. For the time being the Commission did not come out with such results. Therefore for the time being I see no Article 7 procedure".