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The French President is In Hungary, the only country of the European Union that it has not visited yet since the beginning of its five-year. He also participates in a meeting of the Visegrád Group, which includes four Central European countries and meets the Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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The French President gathered before the grave of Agnes Heller at the cemetery of Kozma Utca, this philosopher he admired and who died two years ago. She was one of the anti-orban voices in her country.

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The message is clear and limpid: Emmanuel Macron does not come to Hungary to endorse Viktor Orban's policy. The message, moreover, will be reiterated later in the afternoon since the leader of the French state will speak with the representative of the Hungarian opposition. An opposition that fights against a prime minister that she accuses having stifled Hungarian democracy, and to conduct hate policies against minorities.


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targets also criticized by Emmanuel Macron, but the French chief of state can not afford to sulk Viktor Orban with whom he has lunch this afternoon. He needs him to make a success of the French Presidency of the European Union that begins in two weeks.

Besides, the two men have been able to compete publicly for five years, when they meet, the handshake is warm. It was time for a president to Budapest, Victor Orban rejoices. Last time it was Nicolas Sarkozy 14 years ago.

and the Hungarian Prime Minister resumes the definition of France of their relationship: "political opponents and at the same time European partners". Emmanuel Macron acquiesces. He sends the subjects who are angry: "respect for the rule of law and fundamental rights, the pluralism of the media, the fight against discrimination is at the heart of the European project.

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Convergence points The Elysee thinks that, despite divergences, points of agreement are possible on French priorities such as the regulation of digital giants or the reform of the right of asylum. Emmanuel Macron therefore wants to try the ground hoping that Oran does not block his presidency.

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and to emphasize the importance of the discussion to fold Victor Orban on the rule of law: "The need to respect each of the Member States and to understand how these tensions come to how these choices can be done. And to find by the discussion by the demanding work and through dialogue, a path that leads us together faithful to our project and respectful of each other.

Respect rather than confrontation. We are far from the European campaign where the leader of the French state accused Orban to "advocate a hate speech".

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