Hungary Announces New ‘MEGA’ Slogan For EU

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Hungary has unveiled its official slogan for its upcoming EU presidency term….

“Make Europe Great Again” (MEGA).

Hungary is set to take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union on July 1 and will remain in charge until the end of the year.

The similarity to the ‘Make America Great Again’ (MAGA) motto deployed by Donald Trump was immediately noted!

Even before revealing the slogan, Hungarian leader Viktor Orban had already made a name for himself as a staunch Trump supporter and a proponent for something called ‘illiberal democracy’, which goes against the established values of the European Union.

RT reports: During the six-month period, Hungarian diplomats will chair meetings in Brussels and shape the EU’s political agenda.

Hungary’s minister for European Union Affairs, Janos Boka, told a press conference on Tuesday that the slogan refers to a proactive presidency and aims to show that “together we are stronger than apart,” according to local media.

Boka downplayed the similarity of Hungary’s motto to Trump’s, joking that “I am not aware that Donald Trump has ever wanted to make Europe great,” according to Agence France-Presse.

Hungary is taking over the EU reins in “a very difficult environment,” he added, citing “a war in our neighborhood” in reference to the Ukraine conflict. He also cited illegal immigration as another of the most pressing issues the region must deal with.

Boka went on to say that “we should be allowed to remain who we are when we come together,” according to Politico.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has faced criticism in the EU for pursuing policies that run counter to those of Brussels.

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