Jobbik welcomes Juncker's decision on the cooperation between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union

Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary is glad to have been informed that Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission advocated a closer cooperation between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union in his letter addressed to Russian president Vladimir Putin this week. Even though the authenticity of the letter was confirmed by both the European Commission and the Kremlin, it is typical how the European press kept silent about it.

Jobbik hopes that this letter and Juncker's comment made in Passau on October 8, saying that EU-Moscow relations cannot be defined by Washington alone, will bring a significant improvement of relations between the countries of our continent. We find it noteworthy that the letter does not even mention the matter of Crimean peninsula, which was the reason for the sanctions.

In Jobbik's view, Juncker's letter is also a sign of recognition that the European policy of sanctions introduced under US pressure does not serve Europe's interests. Therefore we call upon the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support the immediate revocation of the anti-Russia sanctions which are currently in force but are against Hungarian and European interests as well, when the EU will consider whether or not to extend them.


MP Márton Gyöngyösi, vice president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly