Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stressed the policy of zero tolerance towards any forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Roma manifestations, in an interview published by German weekly Focus on Monday.
In connection with the case of Hungary’s Laszlo Csatary, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s most wanted WWII war crimes suspect taken recently under house arrest in Budapest, Orban said Hungary was adhering to a European legal tradition that crimes against humanity do not lapse.
Asked about Hungary’s society seen as divided, Orban said that more things bound Hungarians together than what separated them.
“We agree that success and social appreciation must be based on work and performance,” he said, adding that the generally accepted view was “that everybody is responsible for their own fate.” He added though that “we do not like if anyone from abroad interferes our everyday life”.
Discussing the economic crisis, Orban said not Europe, but the euro zone was in crisis, adding however that the nations in Europe were held together in a strong bond that help them survive all crises.