May 2nd, 2019
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini, meeting in Budapest Thursday, expressed agreement on the importance of strong nation states, preserving Europe's Christian culture and defending Europe's borders. Orban told a joint press conference held with the Italian deputy PM and interior minister that they were both convinced that the bedrock of strong Europe was strong and successful nation states. The continent must prioritise a European culture founded on Christian values, and Europe's borders must be protected against "the invasion of migrants", the prime minister said. Salvini said that what Europe needed was not a distribution system for migrants but rather a Europe capable of protecting its borders on sea and land. Hungary conducts lawful checks on people attempting to enter the country, Liga party's leader said, adding that Hungary had sealed the border quickly and efficiently.