April 9, 2018 / 5:54 AM / 2 years ago

Orban victory confirmation of Central Europe's emancipation policy: Poland's EU envoy

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses the supporters after the announcement of the partial results of parliamentary election in Budapest, Hungary, April 8, 2018.REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

WARSAW (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s victory in Sunday’s election is a confirmation of Central Europe’s emancipation policy, Poland’s deputy foreign minister and envoy to the European Union, Konrad Szymanski, said on Monday.

“It’s a confirmation of Central Europe’s emancipation policy,” Szymanski told the private TVN-24 broadcaster when asked what Orban’s victory means for the EU.

“Emancipation not directed at fighting anybody but at making Central Europe visible as a very constructive European and European Union partner.”

Reporting by Anna Koper and Lidia Kelly; Editing by Nick Macfie

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