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Hungary will remain part of the European Union, PM Orban says

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Hungary will remain part of the European Union, PM Orban says
FILE PHOTO - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives to take part in a European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium July 2, 2019. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Pool via REUTERS   -   Copyright  POOL(Reuters)

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary has no plans to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sunday, adding however that eastern and western members of the bloc must find a compromise over the bloc’s future.

“We are a member of the Union and will remain a member,” Orban told a congress of his ruling Fidesz party.

However, in an apparent reference to criticism of Hungary’s record on the rule of law by some other EU members, he added: “This is our country, our home and our life and no one else but Hungarians can decide about that.”

(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs; Editing by Gareth Jones)