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Open letter to the former Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda

Mr. Mikuláš Dzurinda,
former Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, President of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Brussels

Budapest, 2nd February 2020

Dear Mikuláš,

I read your letter with great joy. I am pleased to see that Slovak virtue has not disappeared from European politics.

It is good to see that you are still inspired by the ideas that connected us when we both served as prime ministers. You know us Hungarians, so you know that the values cited in your letter, such as a strong Europe, subsidiarity, the support of decentralisation and competition, the Catholic social doctrine and stepping up against the forced dissemination of liberal values are all music to the ears of Hungarians. I am glad that you gave a sign of life, and reappeared on the horizon of Hungarian politics.

Thank you for inviting me to the gathering of your foundation in Athens, taking place after the conference in Rome. You know my opinion that the ideal of Europe comes from three hills: the Acropolis, the Capitol and the Golgotha. So you can imagine the joy I felt upon your invitation.

What a pity that in order to represent Christian values consistently, our party, Fidesz had to suspend its membership in the EPP. I don’t know if you are allowed to invite me to Athens under these circumstances. If so, you can count on me!
See you at the Acropolis!

Best regards,

Viktor Orbán