Hungary assumes rotating EU Presidency

Hungary on Monday took over the six-month rotating EU Presidency from Belgium, under the slogan “Make Europe Great Again”.

According to the program of the Hungarian EU Presidency, it said, “our continent is facing common challenges due to the war in our neighborhood, the EU lagging more and more behind its global competitors, a fragile security situation, illegal migration, the vulnerability of international supply chains, natural disasters, the effects of climate change, and the impact of demographic trends.”

The Hungarian presidency will have to ensure the continuity of work in the Council, in cooperation with a newly established European Parliament and European Commission, and will have to start the implementation of the Strategic Agenda 2024-2029, setting out the long-term guidelines for the Union’s future work, it said.

The Hungarian presidency and Europe must be prepared for the fact that wars, armed conflicts, humanitarian crises in the world, and their aftermath will continue to challenge the continent in the second half of 2024, it noted.

“Hungary will work as an honest broker, in the spirit of sincere cooperation between member states and institutions, for the peace, security and prosperity of a truly strong Europe,” it added.

Source: KUNA

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