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PM Orban, at the meeting of the EPP Group Presidency: Our objective is to win local and parliamentary elections

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Thursday stated that PNL’s (National Liberal Party) objective is to win the local and parliamentary elections, while opinion polls show the Liberals are by “9-10 per cent ahead of the Socialists.”

“At this year-end, on September 27, we have local elections, and on December 6 we have parliamentary elections. Our objective is to win both the local and parliamentary elections. Right now, the opinion polls show, and even the ones ordered by the Socialists – which are the lying ones – that we take the one spot by far, for even in their polls we are by at least 6 per cent ahead, while in reality, we are actually by 9-10 per cent ahead of the Socialists,” Orban told the meeting of the presidency of the EPP Group, “In solidarity with the recovery of Europe,” which took place through videoconference.

He said that, after the parliamentary elections, PNL wants PMP (People’s Movement Party) and UDMR (Union of Democratic Hungarians of Romania) to be its partners in the government.

“In terms of who will be our partners in the government, we would first of all want to be partners with the other political parties in Romania that are members of the EPP Group, namely PMP and UDMR. And we will not accept in the government the former communists, today’s socialists, and we will try to identify other possible partners if the majority created by the three political parties will not be enough,” said the PM.

Ludovic Orban stated he was certain the political parties in Romania that were member of the EPP will win the elections.

We support all economic development projects, investments, the increase in EU competitiveness at global level

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Thursday stated that Romania’s concern is related to the decisions taken at European level regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic and the economic relaunch and showed that our country supports all economic development projects, investments, the increase in the European Union’s competitiveness at the global level.

“Our concerns are, on the one hand, related to the pandemic. We want decisions to be reached at European level regarding the pandemic, regarding the health protection measures that must be taken, and rules to be established that will be applied in all EU countries. Our first concerns are to relaunch the economy and I am certain that you agree with me in that respect. The relaunch of the economy is essential for Europe’s development and especially when it comes to the implementation of all directions of action that were established by the new European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen. We support all the economic development projects, we support investments, the increase in the EU’s competitiveness at the global level, we support projects in innovation and research, development projects to be transposed as soon as possible into applications that will generate competitive advantages at the EU level and world level. We are also concerned with the measures meant to support the Green Deal Pact, for we saw that this approach will allow states to adjust and use this challenge more as an opportunity than as a form of reducing competitiveness,” Orban said at the meeting of the PPE Group, “Solidary with the recovery of Europe,” which took place through videoconference.

Source: Agerpres

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