Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, said on Thursday that the idea of “Polish-Italian anti-immigration axis” is great news for Hungary.
"When it comes to the 'Polish-Italian axis', the Warsaw-Rome axis, the fact that it is even being created is great news," Mr Orban said at a press conference in Budapest.
The Hungarian PM added that he is satisfied that there are parties which are even more conservative than his Fidesz party, which want to create an anti-immigration agreement.
The idea of creating such an “axis” was presented on Wednesday by the Italian deputy PM and Interior minister Matteo Salvini, who visited Poland. He spoke with the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, Jarosław Kaczyński, as well as his counterpart Joachim Brudziński and the Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki.
Mr Salvini said after the meeting with Mr Kaczyński that they “talked about a Europe of the future that makes sense of the European dream which is currently being suppressed by the EU bureaucracy”.
Matteo Salvini, who is the leader of the right-wing “League” party, also stated that Italy would support Poland’s stance in its rule of law dispute with the EC. After meeting with Joachim Brudziński, both Interior ministers declared that Poland and Italy would lead a new “European spring leading to a new balance of power after years of Franco-German domination.”