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Speech by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the inaugural delegates’ assembly of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture

Good day, Ladies and Gentlemen, Ministers and Elected Officials.

It is a pleasure to meet you again. After all, we won – and on 3 April it was not just one party that won, but also rural Hungary. Of course we should not underestimate the support we received in Budapest, and we should not underestimate anyone at all – because we also received 42 per cent of the vote in Budapest. But that would not have done us much good; the truth is that the countryside won the election. And the election was not child’s play, a weekend pastime, fun activity or a day out: it involved high stakes and serious consequences. Since rural Hungary won the election, rural Hungary has legitimate expectations in relation to the new government. And the newly elected government has obligations in relation to rural Hungary. You have elected this government and you have placed your trust in it; and so this government must meet the needs of the countryside and must serve the interests of the countryside. In principle, the word “minister” also means “servant”, and the Prime Minister is the chief servant – if I may put it like that. So you have every right to expect me to ensure that, after the election, the views and interests of the countryside are represented in government decision-making in proportion to the political opinion expressed in the election. And this is what I promise you. This is how it has been, and how it will be for the next four years.

Just a few months ago, we were together in a similar meeting. One would think that when I accepted the invitation to this meeting, I said to the President: “Why do you want to hear from me again? I was there not so long ago, nothing new is happening. What new things can I talk about?” But saying that nothing has happened since we last saw one another could not be further from the truth. A great deal has happened: it is almost unbelievable that so much that is worthy of discussion can happen in such a short time in one’s life. In fact I can say that not only has a great deal happened, but that a great deal more will happen in the period ahead. This is because the tide of events is clearly stronger than usual, and the number of problems is multiplying faster than usual.

Some of these have already been mentioned by previous speakers. There has not been a drought like this in living memory. Yet when I was preparing to come here, I remembered that I had already seen something like this before: my grandfather would irrigate his land with water from the Berettyó canal, and when I was a child there was a time when groundwater had to be pumped up for this. So to say that there has not been a drought like this since time immemorial is perhaps an exaggeration, because even I remember such a thing. But it is undoubtedly true that it has been a very long time since Hungarian agriculture was struck by a drought of this severity.

And if that were not enough, we all know that there is a war, because we see news of it every day, and refugees are arriving. Refugees are coming from war, there is a war in a neighbouring country, and as a result of this war prices have skyrocketed. I believe that the weight of this situation and the weight of the tasks ahead of us are being felt by us all. I believe that you agricultural professionals feel it, I believe that politicians feel it, and I believe that the electorate feels it. In times beset by so many difficulties there is only one remedy, only one solution. And that is unity.

I do not think it accidental that on 3 April – surprisingly for many people – we succeeded in winning the election with such a huge show of unity. I do not think it was an accident at all: the logic of the situation also means that the members of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture have also united in a way that perhaps few people expected. If I have correctly analysed the figures, the Chamber’s election saw a record turnout of approximately 80,000 people. This is a sure sign of unity – a unity that also stems from a sense of disquiet. First of all, I naturally congratulate the elected representatives, while at the same time offering them my condolences! Dear Friends, for the next few years we will be comrades-in-arms!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The candidates of MAGOSZ [National Association of Hungarian Farmers’ Circles and Farmers’ Cooperatives] have also received a large, strong mandate. I only mention this because, as the President mentioned earlier, we have a long-standing alliance with MAGOSZ. I am now looking around to see how many young people there might be here who cannot remember how it was back then. Fortunately there are young people who cannot remember it, but perhaps twenty or twenty-five years ago we concluded an alliance with MAGOSZ. That alliance was also created to combat a problem, but back then the source of the threat was not external, but internal. At that time, in the mid-1990s, we were threatened by the prospect of the socialist government of the time – the socialist-liberal government – selling Hungarian farmland from under your feet, from under the feet of us all. That was why an alliance was formed between our side in politics and the representatives of MAGOSZ; and to prevent what we feared we used every imaginable – and even unimaginable – approach, and every form of cunning. In the end we succeeded, finally using a referendum initiative to force the country’s governors to back down. This is why they did not allow – and were not able to allow – Hungarian farmland to be sold to foreigners. Our alliance has its origins in difficult times, and this is an encouraging sign that it will stand up well to the difficult times ahead.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I cannot remember a time when the situation in Europe – not only in Hungary, but in Europe as a whole – has been as complicated and difficult to predict as it is now. I am in my seventeenth year as Prime Minister, and I am the longest serving leader in the European Union. In theory, there should be very little happening in the world that I have not seen before. Up until the election, and up until the outbreak of the Russo-Ukrainian war in February, I believed that there was very little that could happen to us in Central Europe and Hungary that we had not already seen – or indeed experienced as responsible decision-makers. In other words, I thought that there was hardly any challenge that fate could throw at us which we would not somehow be able to respond to immediately, drawing on our experience. But I was wrong. The situation now is completely different. There has never been anything like this before, so it is new for all of us: for the young and for older people – though perhaps not for the very elderly, because they have seen war before. But people of my age, let us say in middle age, are also in an unfamiliar, new situation. So, even with all due respect, I cannot say to you in half a sentence that we have seen this kind of trouble before. We have seen drought. We have seen times when Hungarian agriculture failed. We have seen a government wanting to sell off farmland. We have seen productivity fall. We have seen many things, and we have answers to all of them. One turns round, reaches for the bookshelf and pulls out the right file; one opens it and it tells us how we solved it in the past – mutatis mutandis, by changing the things that needed to be changed. Then we follow this logic and solve this new problem, which is new but already encountered. This is not the case now. So keep rooting for the right outcome. Spur yourselves on to find answers to your problems, cheer on the majority in Parliament, and cheer on the Government, so that in this difficult situation we are able to find the paths, ways, methods and decisions that will keep Hungary out of the economic woes that are threatening us from every direction.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In any case, we have counted on one another in the past and we can count on one another now. Just over twenty years ago, together with MAGOSZ, we undertook to jointly represent the interests and values of Hungarian agricultural society by means of development, assistance or funding. It was from this shared political will that the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture was born. If I thought it would not lead to misunderstanding in these mad modern times, I could also say that the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture is the joint child of President Jakab and myself. But I will not say that, since nowadays it could be interpreted very differently from its figurative meaning. Nevertheless I will say that the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture would not have come into being if, more than twenty years ago, we had not created an alliance between MAGOSZ and our national political forces. I am glad that the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture has been created. The relationship which brought MAGOSZ and us together – which was born of love, to provoke sensitivities still further – has now been recognised in public law. But, public law or no public law, we must not forget that it also has what we can call a spiritual foundation – because we start from the premise that MAGOSZ and the national side in Hungarian politics both love their country. This is why we have taken the step of giving our relationship a legal form and setting up the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I think I need to talk about the situation that has developed today. First of all, perhaps, let me tell you that in the current difficult situation there is a political logic – which is manifest in several countries to the west of us – which seeks to take the burden of the difficult situation that has arisen and shift a considerable amount of it onto the agricultural sector. President Jakab has just spoken about this, citing a few examples; but if you look at the Netherlands, for example, you will immediately see how the burden of an economic crisis can be distributed in such a way that results in it primarily hitting agriculture and farmers. One thing you can be sure of is that this will never happen in Hungary: our management of a crisis shall not be at the expense of agriculture. Let us not forget that here in Hungary things are different in general: we do not have austerity measures, and we do not try to make people – especially not agriculture – pay the price for crises. Let us be encouraged and strengthened for the future by the fact that, between 2010 and 2021, agricultural output increased by 25 per cent, and that in the past twelve years agricultural profitability has more than doubled. Let us look at this in a broader context: the group of most developed countries in the world, which are associated with one another in the OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development]. In this context we can say that, according to the OECD’s calculation methodology, between 2010 and 2020 the value of Hungary’s production in the sector increased by 22 per cent. This puts us in the top third of the OECD’s circle of most developed countries. So it is safe to say that for us it is no longer true that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

What I can tell you about the current situation is that everything is determined by the war. Lightning is striking and the sky is full of thunder. It would be nice if it rained, but that is another matter. There are literal lightning strikes: the price of gas goes up by, say, 10–20 per cent in a single day; oil falls back; in one day the forint goes down by I do not know how much; the National Bank raises the interest rate by I do not know how much. And everything comes back and starts all over again. So the whole situation we are in is extremely unpredictable. The important thing now is for everyone to keep their heads. But if not everyone can keep their heads, at least the Government can. And if the Government cannot do so, then at least the Prime Minister should. This is why I say that in times like these calm is needed: strategic calm. If we are being affected by a very fast-changing environment and we react to developments immediately and quickly, then the work of government – say agricultural policy – will be just as unpredictable and hectic as the events around us. This is why in such times nothing should be rushed. A few fixed points must be identified and we must stick to them consistently – even, if I may say so, if the sky is falling in on us. The fact is that the budget deficit must be contained, and we shall contain it.

The reductions in household utility charges must be defended at all costs, and must not be allowed to be destroyed by the economic situation and by the demands of the Left. We must certainly defend the family support system, because we must not make families pay the price of this war. We certainly need a reduction in public debt – something which, by the way, is guaranteed by next year’s budget plan, that is now before Parliament and that is being discussed there. So we need to contain the deficit, we need to maintain the budget, we need to protect full employment, we need to protect the reductions in household utility charges, we need to protect the family support system, and we need to protect pensions. We must stick to these points. Everything else can change, can become complicated, can be adjusted, but these few fixed points must be set out and we must stick to them consistently.

We did not expect to need to do this, but the war caused energy prices to skyrocket and we were forced to impose an extra profits tax on the banks, on the big energy companies and on those who are, if not the beneficiaries of this kind of economic situation, then at least certainly at the back of the queue when slaps in the face are being delivered. So, in the interests of protecting the public finances and strengthening the country’s defence, we have had to resort to a new instrument and impose an extra profit tax. We expect that this will enable us to finance the extra expenditure in the Hungarian budget required for reductions in household utility charges.

Perhaps I do not need to talk here about the issue of the defence fund, but tomorrow I will meet with the commanders, where we will talk about ways of using the defence fund to strengthen the country’s military security. What will happen? We see that the price of natural gas is rising, and we also see that at the moment the price of oil is either falling or stagnating. There is a good chance that maybe the budgetary pressure that we are under because of the petrol price cap will ease, while there will be increased pressure on us due to the price of natural gas in relation to the reductions in household utility charges. The budget has to compensate for the latter. Could this situation change? I have to say that if it can change, it will not be due to decisions by the Hungarian government. So compared to Hungary there are bigger boys in this playground – or bigger fish in this lake, if you like. So when it comes to influencing the high inflation that Hungary is facing today, which is wartime inflation, our country’s national levers are of limited use. If the war escalates, if it continues, if it extends to new areas, if we see a continuation of the grain embargo which is preventing the grain produced from leaving the countries at war, then obviously the price of everything will rise. Hungary has limited scope to influence this.

As is usually the case in such war situations, the reason for this is that the dollar will strengthen against the euro and the euro will strengthen against the forint, and we will suffer the consequences. We are rooting for the Governor of the Central Bank and the Central Bank itself, because it lies within the Central Bank’s remit and capacity to preserve the value of the forint. You can see that they are already trying everything possible. I trust that the successive steps that have been taken in recent weeks, including this morning’s decision, will lead to results. But I have to accept that there exists no stroke of genius from the Central Bank or instruments at their disposal which could compensate for the consequences of war. If there is war, there is war, and this means that there is no peace. If there is peace, there is everything. And the only solution to this situation is peace. So we can only be sure that we will be free of this web of complexity and confusion in which the entire European economy is currently enmeshed if the warring parties and the forces behind them finally take steps towards peace. Only peace works against wartime inflation. If I have correctly interpreted this morning’s news, the considerable political pressure created by the war has now taken down the British prime minister, and will put pressure on the governments of other countries. I hope that sooner or later this pressure will lead to the reflection in Western Europe that perhaps the aim should no longer be to win a war against Russia, but to finally bring about peace.

Because if they want to continue the war and it does continue, in other words there is no peace, then wartime inflation will rise, natural gas prices will rise, the oil price will probably rise, and the price of everything in general will rise – not least the price of food. One would perhaps think that farmers would be the least affected, and that perhaps even some benefit could come out of this. That would be true if the cost elements in production did not increase at least as much. But if the price of fuel increases, if the price of fertiliser increases, if the price of feed increases, then unfortunately the cost elements in the price of the end product will also increase. The resulting profit will not increase but stagnate, and it may even fall.

To sum up, what I want to tell you is that, even in such a difficult war environment and in the context of an energy crisis, the Hungarian economy has the chance to find a path that will enable it to avoid the economic crisis currently threatening the whole of the European continent. I do not want to bore you with the dilemmas of my own profession, but this is a question of whether or not there will be a local exception to the global crisis. Now of course the crisis is not quite global, because it is more European in nature: in this war, Europe is losing; we are being hurt the most. Meanwhile America is not weakening, and China is getting stronger. I could also say that Europe is suffering and that compared to us the others are constantly improving their competitiveness. Yesterday I passed some time by comparing the impact of the war-induced increase in energy prices on China, the United States and the European Union. Of course I saw that in itself it is not good for anyone. But if we measure which countries are sustaining how much damage, in other words, whether countries are getting stronger in relation to each other, then we see the following: the Europeans are suffering, the Americans are more or less breaking even, and the Chinese – and Asia – are getting stronger. What I want to say is that the crisis is not global, but is at least of European dimensions; and the question is whether we will be part of this European crisis, or whether we will be able to find a path that will allow us to be the so-called “local exception”. The logic of the set of figures and the analysis that follows from them is that if things continue like this the European economies will enter recession, which means that compared with last year their economic performance will not increase but will fall. The question now is whether or not this is the fate that awaits us. I believe that, with intelligent economic policy, the Visegrád 4 countries have a realistic chance of staying out of a general recession in Europe.

Is this a theoretical assumption, or does it have a basis in experience and practice? In 2008–09 we did not succeed in being local exceptions to a global crisis, but the Poles did. I clearly remember 2008, 2009 and 2010, when the whole European economy collapsed, or at least shutdown its engines and went into recession; but Poland managed to maintain a more moderate growth rate, going forward and not backward. And I would argue that with this experience, if the V4 can chart an independent path for themselves, diverging from the Brussels path, it is possible for the V4 countries – including Hungary – to stay out of the European recession.

Of course for the V4 it is not good that there is a war being fought in the neighbourhood. This is because there are differences in the perception of the whole war and in the perception of the Russians; and currently this is putting pressure on cooperation between the V4 countries. But there too, in the other countries, there are clever people; and we have not yet lost our common sense either. So there is a good chance that the four countries will coordinate their policies and implement economic policy which, on the whole, will take us away from the cloudy skies that are threatening us – even if growth does slow down. This means, Ladies and Gentlemen, that this year there is the chance that the Hungarian economy will grow rather than contract. In fact, it may come as a surprise to many of you to hear me say this, but I believe – and, I repeat, taking into account the uncertainties of war – that it is possible that this year the Hungarian economy will grow by between 4 and 6 per cent. It is possible. I am not saying that it will be easy, and I am certainly not saying that it will happen automatically; but if we steer the rudder of government skilfully, and if there is cooperation with the economic players, including those representing the interests of agriculture, in the second half of the year we can implement that kind of economic policy. In that event Hungary will not experience recession, but growth.

In parenthesis I will say to you that at no point in the last thirty years has the German economy performed as it did in May: exporting less product, less value, than it needed to import. This was obviously due to the rise in energy prices. We are suffering the same problem. I just want to say that Germany is the largest market for our products, so we will have to pursue an economic policy that keeps us on a growth path, while our largest market is clearly suffering from serious problems. This will make our task more difficult. I apologise if I have lured you deeper into the thickets of governmental questions than one would expect at a festive occasion like this.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The truth, however, is that cooperation with the European Union also has an impact on the economic situation that has developed in Hungary. We have many disputes with the European Union, and we are now involved in the latest round of a long-running series of negotiations. Yesterday, or the day before, we issued the negotiating position or offer that we have negotiated in recent months. On this basis I can say that all technical obstacles to an agreement with the European Union have been removed. We have been able to make a proposal that meets their needs on the issue of public procurement, on the order in which prosecution proceedings are to be brought, on the issue of public consultation before legislation, and on the restructuring of the energy system. These were the main demands. We have severed the link between money and disagreement on the gender issue – or at least we have taken a step in that direction. The dispute is still there, and so we are going to be taken to court over “a father is a man and a mother a woman”, and “marriage must be between one woman and one man”. So we will, of course, have to go to the European Court of Justice over these Stone Age, feudalistic, backward-looking ideas; but it seems that we will be able to separate this issue from the issue of direct financial support. So, in principle, everything is ready for a cooperation agreement between the EU and Hungary, which is something that I think both sides need.

It is true that we have political opponents who want to prevent this. The European Left is doing everything it can to prevent the Commission reaching an agreement with us – with Hungary. Yesterday, or the day before yesterday, in the European Parliament there were scenes combining verbal intifada with attempted political dismemberment. Unfortunately the Hungarian Left is also part of this campaign, although they ought to know that they are playing with fire, because these European Union funds cover the 10 per cent pay rise for teachers over three years, and these packages also cover the pay rise for doctors. Therefore anyone who wants to make the agreement with the EU impossible – as the Hungarian Left is trying to do today – seeks to make it impossible for Hungary to access the resources that would give much-needed pay rises to important groups within society. This is where we stand, Ladies and Gentlemen.

It is not for me to talk about technical issues, but there are a few things that the President has asked me to touch on, and – after having reviewed the current situation – I will do so now. The first is the question of land. There would be no point in assembling here and celebrating if we had been unable to solve the problem of foreigners pulling the land out from under our feet. We managed to stop this in time. Hungarian farmland will remain in Hungarian hands, and that will not change. Here, too, there is an infringement procedure: in plain Hungarian, we are being taken to court by the European Commission to force us to allow foreigners to buy land. But we – and I – have many great ideas in the drawer of our bureau that we can use to maintain our defensible litigation positions for a long time. For there is no point in talking about agriculture if, on the land rental side, foreigners are taking away from farmers the income generated in agriculture.

The second thing I need to talk about is the food industry.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Depending on our temperament, we all tend to talk either gloomily or hopefully about how extraordinary it is that there is an agricultural country like Hungary with fantastic endowments, and then when we look at what Hungarians actually eat, we see that they eat food made from foreign ingredients – or at least they do not exclusively consume Hungarian products. Now the truth is, Ladies and Gentlemen, that this is because Hungarian agriculture is not currently producing enough of certain products. So there are products for which we are able to supply 100 per cent of Hungarian consumption needs; but there are other foods produced using more complex production technology, in which the Hungarian share struggles to reach 50 per cent. But with increased technological development and productivity we would have all the resources we need to make up for the missing 50 per cent with Hungarian food.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This means that development is needed. So the drought damage, which I will say a few words about, must of course be made good, and the current problems must be remedied; but at the same time we must not forget that Hungarian agriculture has development needs. If we do not develop, if we do not develop the food industry, if we do not link the food industry with the development of agricultural production, then unfortunately we will not be able to achieve the goal of providing 10 million Hungarians with food made from Hungarian ingredients.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As the President has already mentioned, we also face the task of irrigation. And it is a great mystery that we cannot do this, because the Government wants it. I myself regularly put it on the agenda at government meetings. The Ministry of the Interior says that it also wants this, but the President is undoubtedly right that God created them for flood protection, not irrigation. And farmers also say that they want to irrigate. But somehow what everyone wants does not get done, and in the end I see that the area under irrigation is growing much more slowly than the strong political will for increasing it. This clearly shows that we have a political problem. This is intolerable! Here István [Nagy] – I mean the Minister – has a serious task to identify the obstacles to all the good intentions, to remove them and to increase the area under irrigation. We set some kind of target for this when we formed the Government, or I do not remember exactly whether István wanted to set it, but in any case we had to commit to significantly increasing the amount of land being irrigated. We set a target of perhaps 350,000 hectares by the end of the governmental cycle, and we even slipped in the requirement that by mid-term we should have reached between 260,000 and 270,000 hectares. This means that it is not acceptable to suddenly increase the area at the end, but instead to gradually increase the irrigated area over the next four years. We have the financial resources, the technological know-how and the majority of the legislation to do this – we just need to find a way of doing it. So I expect proposals – including from the Chamber of Agriculture – that precisely identify where, if everyone is so well-intentioned in this matter, there is an obstacle that needs to be removed in order to turn intention into reality.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As has already been said here, I must also say a few words about the fact that for irrigation the amount of precipitation and water that comes into Hungary must be kept within Hungary. What to dam and where is a sensitive issue, but I think we should start with the areas with fewest difficulties, and use every means to keep the water in. I do not want to impose ideas on anyone, because the minister responsible for government proposals will come up with his own ideas. But the fact is that we have temporary reservoirs, and perhaps the time has come to make them permanent. This will, of course, damage certain interests, and that is something which will need to be negotiated and dealt with. But it is not an insurmountable task, so finally we should just say that we want to turn the temporary reservoirs into permanent reservoirs. Only István knows exactly how many thousands or millions of cubic metres more water would be available for agricultural production.

Well, Ladies and Gentlemen,

And I know that now all your smaller problems are in fact big ones, but I would still like to ask you to bear in mind the issue of what we call biodiversity. If you can afford it, if your financial circumstances allow it, I think it is important to move towards Hungarian varieties, indigenous, landscape-specific varieties, both in plants and animals, and to introduce such plants and animals into production. By thus increasing biodiversity we can stand on a more secure footing and be better able to adapt to the climatic changes from which – as we can see – no one can escape.

Having said that, a few words on development. When I stood here in front of you before our triumph in April, I pledged that the Government would provide an additional amount from national resources equivalent to 80 per cent of EU development funds. That will be done. I am not saying it will be easy. I will sometimes have the feeling I had when reading a storybook as a child, of being a young lad riding on the back of a griffin, having to cut meat from his own thigh to feed the beast. So keeping that promise is not going to be easy, because that money will have to come from somewhere. But I am convinced that if we do not add supplementary national funding of 80 per cent to European funding, we will not be able to make up the time we have lost to our regional competitors, who have already been able to do this. We did not do earlier it because in 2010 we inherited a bankrupt country, as you will remember, and it was impossible to do it in the period of the last ten years or so. Our thinking now is that we have just pulled ourselves out of that wretched situation, if I may put it like that. So we are out of that situation, and now is the moment when we can give our farmers the same level of support as the Poles and other competitors have given their farmers. We have decided to do this.

The war has intervened, but I can still tell you that – war or no war, inflation or no inflation – the Government is keeping its promise to supplement EU funds with an additional 80 per cent from national sources. It will do so. This means that between 2021 and 2028 more than 7,600 billion forints of development funding will have been made available to you. That is a large amount of money! It is so large that we cannot even imagine what 7,600 billion forints would actually look like in physical terms. One thing is certain: it is not only a large amount, but it is highly doubtful whether so much money will be available again in our lifetimes. So if we spend it badly, we will be squandering one of the great opportunities of our lifetime – and perhaps the last such opportunity. This 7,600 billion must be used to the best of our ability, in the most transparent, targeted and development-friendly way. All other considerations must be sidelined, otherwise Hungarian agriculture will not be able to take advantage of this great opportunity. It will demand serious work. István, I wish you much success, and I wish much success to the leaders of the Chamber of Agriculture, who will obviously work with us to find the necessary ways of utilising it.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In conclusion, I can tell you that we have had seven years of abundance. In 2010 we enacted crisis management measures that lasted two, three or four years. If you recall what a difficult time that was, it is a miracle that we were able to retain the confidence of the electorate in 2014. Then, as a result of our work, let us say our joint work, we had a period of seven abundant years, we have felt the beneficial effects, and we have just come to the end of that seven-year period. Now the world is heading towards seven lean years. As I have said, the question is whether we can extend the seven abundant years – and not just extend them, but improve on the good years that are behind us.

I tell you once again what I told the head of the Chamber of Agriculture when we discussed this: there is a chance of this. But one thing is certain: it can only happen if we work. So if we think in terms of the ant and the grasshopper, this will not succeed if we employ the grasshopper’s approach. We had our fun back in April anyway, when we danced rings round the Left. Now the grasshopping is over, and the season of the ant has arrived. If we work, if we do our job, if the Government makes timely decisions, if the Chamber of Agriculture does not surrender its negotiating position in Brussels, if you do your job, then Hungarian agriculture will be able to extend the good years we have just experienced. Together we can do it, and I think that we can do it only by working together.

Thank you for your kind attention. Go Hungary, go, Hungarians!