Hungarian EU Affairs Minister: We want to have substantial steps with regard to Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine
Hungarian EU Affairs Minister: We want to have substantial steps with regard to Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine

“Make Europe Great Again” is the slogan of Hungary for its upcoming six-month presidency of the Council of the EU, a period in which Hungarian diplomats will chair important meetings in Brussels and shape the bloc’s political agenda, POLITICO writes.

The slogan is inspired by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” in 2016.

Journalists at a press conference asked Hungarian EU Affairs Minister János Bóka if the new slogan echoed the one of Donald Trump. “I don’t know if Donald Trump ever wanted to make Europe great again,” Bóka said.

“It actually shows manifest the expectation that together we should be stronger than individually but that we should be allowed to remain who we are when we come together. It also portrays the idea that Europe is able to become an independent global actor in our transforming world,” he explained.

János Bóka went on to say that there will be an active effort to drive forward the EU’s enlargement progress.

“We want to have substantial steps with regards to Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine,” he said.

According to POLITICO, there are fears that Budapest will attempt to derail or slow-walk Kyiv’s candidacy, given Orbán has openly sought to undermine relations with Ukraine and sought closer ties with Moscow.