Viktor Orbán: 2030 Will Be a “Serious Stress Test” for Europe

As has been mentioned in this space on several occasions during the past two years, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán seems to have lost the plot concerning the Wuhan Coronavirus. His government has overseen a strict lockdown and “vaccine” push like most other European countries.

However, last Saturday Mr. Orbán gave a speech to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce in which he demonstrated that he is spot-on about other important issues — including private property, the importance of traditional culture, and the need to resist and withstand the crisis that will be brought on by the World Economic Forum between now and 2030.

Many thanks to László for translating these excerpts and writing the accompanying essay, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Hungarian PM Orbán: “Around 2030 Nations Will be Put Under a Serious Stress Test, Much Greater than This Pandemic”

by László

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke at the Opening Congress of the Economic Year of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 19 February 2022. At the end of his more than hour-long speech, PM Orbán briefly spoke about ‘Agenda 2030’, although without explicitly naming it, and emphasized the importance of preparing the country for the coming “serious stress test, much greater than this pandemic.”

PM Orbán said:

…[A]nd around 2030 when there will be all sorts of big shifts in the world, which I don’t have time to talk about now, but from America to the European Union, a lot will happen.

That [period of] time around 2030 will be a trial for all nations and will put them under a serious stress test, much greater than this pandemic.

By that time in 2030, our nation, our national community including its economy, must be in a condition [that enables us] to withstand those challenges there and then, and even use them to prosper! This is what is ahead of us…

The Wider Context

Viktor Orbán spoke in the context of the relationship between the government and the Chamber. He stressed that in order to achieve the aforementioned future prosperity and a regional Hungarian competitive advantage by 2030, the Chamber and the government need the agreement that was to be signed between the two parties that day:

…Therefore I will be delighted to sign this agreement, and I am sure that this agreement [will support] our great national strategic goal of economic growth of two to three percent above the European Union rate every year, and when European economies are stagnating and going downwards, we must move on an upward trajectory; and around 2030 when there will be all sorts of big shifts in the world, which I don’t have time to talk about now, but from America to the European Union, a lot will happen.

That [period of] time around 2030 will be a trial for all nations and will put them under a serious stress test, much greater than this pandemic.

By that time in 2030, our nation, our national community including its economy, must be in a condition [that enables us] to withstand those challenges there and then, and even use them to prosper! This is what is ahead of us.

For that we need an agreement; an agreement like the one we are about to sign. And if we can keep to this agreement over the next ten years, by 2030 we will be at the average level of development of the European Union, we will have defence capabilities, we will have outstanding universities, we will have a technological advantage in the region compared to others; and with good political leadership we can combine these to create a Hungarian national competitive advantage, not only in the region but also beyond. I wish you strength and good health for this.

Thank you for your patience and for listening to my long speech.

Media Coverage

Surprisingly, the “Agenda 2030” portion of PM Orbán’s speech has had some, though limited, media coverage: the George Soros-backed enemedia outlet 444.hu wrote about it with this headline: “Viktor Orbán says that ‘around 2030 there will be all kinds of major realignments in the world”.

The tabloid Blikk.hu gave its piece this clickbait title: “A Brutal Thing Will Happen to the World around 2030, Viktor Orbán Predicts”.

“The Prime Minister did not have time to elaborate on what he really meant, but he said that around 2030 there will be major shifts, from the Americas to the European Union, and these major changes will create a situation even more stressful than the current pandemic,” writes Blikk.

The official transcript of the entire speech is available here in Hungarian.

Video transcript:

05:55   What I can do for you, in order to strengthen our cooperation,
06:01   is to tell you how I think and how we will
06:04   think about the big issues of the Hungarian economy
06:07   in the coming years, if we get the mandate from the citizens.
06:11   That is what I can tell you, and that is what I want to do now.
06:16   The first and most important thing is
06:19   that I do not want to make any concessions
06:22   in favour of any socialist economic policy.
06:25   It is not just that we are politically anti-communist — that is one story.
06:30   But we also explicitly oppose any communist,
06:34   socialist approach to economic policy.
06:39   It is more than an economic idea, it is a philosophical conviction,
06:44   and I lived under the previous regime for 26 years,
06:48   in which there were some good things, for example that we were young.
06:51   That concludes the list of good things.
06:54   But what I remember most is that they ended up destroying the economy back then.
06:59   And I am convinced that they did not simply
07:02   destroy the economy from the output side,
07:05   but that after they killed private property,
07:08   with it they also killed the power of private property to create culture.
07:12   I believe that private property has the power to create culture.
07:16   And it creates a good culture, a culture on which a good life can be built,
07:21   and on which, a nation can build its own future.
07:25   Therefore, our basis remains private property.
07:29   We want people to have their own homes,
07:32   their own savings, their own land,
07:35   their own gardens, their own tools.
07:38   We are convinced that this is not only good
07:41   for the economy, but it also reinforces the culture
07:44   of taking care of things and therefore of our own lives.
07:47   If you own something, you have to take care of it.
07:51   And that leads to a different cultural behaviour
07:54   than if you are always living in someone else’s house,
07:57   living off someone else’s money, and your time horizon is shorter.
08:00   If you own property, you have to think about what you are going to do with it
08:04   in the medium and long term; you can’t just live from day to day.
08:08   And private property is the only thing
08:11   that can help you overcome the bad habit
08:14   of always going for easy money. Easy money is called credit.
08:17   So it is only private property that restrains the human instinct
08:21   to borrow without limits,
08:24   because you know that if you borrow too much you will lose your wealth.
08:27   It is as simple as that; otherwise everyone is happy to go for easy money.
08:31   I just want to say that the government, if it remains in office,
08:34   will explicitly and strongly support private property,
08:38   out of philosophical conviction.
08:41   Now, of course, we also come to the question of the amount of private property.
08:45   Here too I would like to make a comment.
08:48   My experience is the following. I have recently had, let us say, Poles in my office.
08:52   And I regularly negotiate with, let us say, Czech capital owners.
08:56   Let us say, in the Hungarian telecommunications sector, there is common ownership:
09:00   Czech private capital and the Hungarian state. But also with Slovaks.
09:05   And while we may have a good opinion of ourselves
09:08   and this is justified in many respects,
09:11   in almost all respects.
09:15   Yet there is one point… where I am constantly facing
09:19   the fact that we are not successful enough.
09:23   OK, Poland is a country of 40 million, fine, but the Czechs are only
09:26   10 to 11 million, the Slovaks are 5.5 million,
09:29   and in all three countries the concentration of
09:32   private capital is much higher than in Hungary.
09:36   And in a privately owned economy, especially in Western Europe,
09:39   if your opponent has a capital dominance, it means you start from a disadvantage.
09:43   So, quite simply, we cannot do without the capital aspect in the coming years.
09:48   Hungary must become stronger, and she must become stronger through capital;
09:52   and so we have arrived at the reason why we
09:55   are concluding agreements with the Chamber. Of course, we are happy to conclude agreements
09:59   with trade unions too, and we make agreements on wages and this and that,
10:02   but we conclude strategic agreements with the Chamber.
10:05   Because the Chamber has a way of thinking
10:08   that sees capital accumulation as a value. And since this problem will be the crucial one
10:13   for the Hungarian economy in the next ten years, we need allies who can help us
10:18   both politically and professionally
10:21   to ensure that the policy that will lead to
10:24   Hungary’s strengthening has a social backbone.
10:27   They are the entrepreneurs and the organisations of entrepreneurs,
10:30   and especially the Chamber among them.
10:33   So this alliance between us is not simply personal,
10:37   not simply historical, but a cooperation derived from the future,
10:41   an alliance for the sake of goals extrapolated backwards,
10:45   which is why I, on behalf
10:48   of the Government, will renew it here today.
10:54  
23:56   But the environment we’re in is where the bigger problem is.
24:00   So we will exist in a high inflationary environment for the next few years.
24:04   There are two reasons for this. One is that Brussels cannot coordinate
24:09   climate policy with economic policy.
24:12   Meaning that they know just one thing:
24:16   if the price of energy is higher,
24:20   then people will use less energy,
24:23   and that’s good for the climate. That’s it.
24:26   It is a facile approach in terms of its complexity, but that is what they have.
24:31   And even though inflation is increasing, these [measures] raise prices.
24:35   So Brussels is making decisions that raise the price of energy.
24:39   If it doesn’t go up on its own — but it does —
24:42   they make decisions to increase it even more.
24:46   We are now fighting a huge battle, for example,
24:49   with less than a 50% chance, but according to
24:53   Hungarian history, that is not a small amount, because we are using Deák’s benchmark here.
24:57   Deák said that we can fight even without hope.
25:01   A 50 percent chance is more than the absence of hope, isn’t it?
25:05   So what they want to do now is to penalize
25:11   those who own their cars and homes.
25:16   There’s a complicated mathematical formula for this, but the bottom line is that you have to pay,
25:20   and you have to pay more if you own a home and a car than if you don’t.
25:25   So it is nothing other than a tax increase, and that will drive up energy prices even more.
25:29   And according to what we know now, the increase in energy prices
25:33   is responsible for 50% of the inflation in the European economy today.
25:37   So we have to expect that the environment
25:40   that surrounds us will be a high-inflation environment.
25:46  
75:05   I don’t really see any other way [than agreements] when
75:08   the economy and politics are separated as they are now.
75:11   It wasn’t always this way; there are other models of governance, but when they are separated,
75:16   then trust can only be created by agreements. Therefore I will be delighted to sign this agreement,
75:22   and I am sure that this agreement [will support] our great national strategic goal
75:28   of economic growth of two to three percent
75:31   above the European Union rate every year,
75:35   and when European economies are stagnating and going downwards,
75:38   we must move on an upward trajectory;
75:41   and around 2030 when there will be all sorts of big shifts in the world,
75:46   which I don’t have time to talk about now, but from America
75:49   to the European Union, a lot will happen.
75:52   That [period of] time around 2030 will be a trial for all nations
75:57   and will put them under a serious stress test,
76:00   much greater than this pandemic.
76:03   By that time in 2030, our nation, our national community including its economy,
76:08   must be in a condition [that enables us] to withstand those challenges there and then,
76:12   and even use them to prosper! This is what is ahead of us.
76:15   For that we need an agreement; an agreement like the one we are about to sign.
76:19   And if we can keep to this agreement over the next ten years,
76:23   by 2030 we will be at the average level of development of the European Union,
76:27   we will have defence capabilities, we will have outstanding universities,
76:30   we will have a technological advantage in the region compared to others;
76:33   and with good political leadership we can combine these
76:37   to create a Hungarian national competitive advantage,
76:40   not only in the region but also beyond. I wish you strength and good health for this.
76:44   Thank you for your patience and for listening to my long speech.

9 thoughts on “Viktor Orbán: 2030 Will Be a “Serious Stress Test” for Europe

  1. ‘As has been mentioned in this space on several occasions during the past two years, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán seems to have lost the plot concerning the Wuhan Coronavirus. His government has overseen a strict lockdown and “vaccine” push like most other European countries.’

    There are great leaders but no perfect leader.

    • unless you consider Jesus Christ, who is God and is perfect. He is on His way to give us His 1,000 year reign. I can hardly wait. The trendlines from my analyses are downright frightening.

      • Well, you are welcome to your belief. I don’t believe that one bit.
        I see it as a form of escapism, by not acknowledging humans have to do the heavy lifting in this reality, whatever people believe.

  2. Excellent video. Thanks to all those who put this together and enable us to hear firsthand what leaders around the world think about the important issues.

  3. there are no real coverage but it seems to me agenda21 -> agenda2030 -> 4th industrial revolution -> great reset -> great narrative is coming to the mainstream, despite Putin always talking on Davos events together with xing ping. A lot of people in past almost 30 years rejected this firmly or just pulled chair out. Last joke like in Canada when microphone was “not working” asking relations wef associated politcans recently… I am pretty sure we as hungary and our leaders are partner as canada and as China and Russia or even USA , Klaus hinself was so proud of his people leading countries “elected by people” afterward… I think marketing ruined the world totally if this could be sold with a better marketing than in 1990s shame on them who buy it. I could recall a lot of quote from Thomas Jefferson or any other freedom loving people, but the best would be “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”. Conclusion we not deserve anything living in a next generation Technocratic socialism is the price for the so called “safety”. China model is coming to the west, maybe carbon credit or IDK what will deserve who can live better and who will get discounts or food tickets as I see the narratives and the stage we are at everything is in the deck and Oligarch puppets shuffling it for us. Energy prices to the roof , property prices insane etc, even now maybe some war, which remove all the stocked resources. I could say I always loved dystopian literature but living in it is a different story… The virus plot completelly off the rail now we get war in the neighbour perfect start for 2022. I am not a big Christian champion but it is time to pray. This story about our PM had few results this site was one of them, I don’t know what will happen but a but terrified about our future.

  4. I have read elsewhere that Orban is a Schwab Young Leader a time ago.
    If he has been involved, that would explain both the mixed messages of the past 2 years as well as his treatment in this speech of the 2030 agenda.

    • It was called that time global leaders for tomorrow, also by Klaus Schwab. This was the program before young global leaders. Some names For global leaders for tomorrow Angela Merkel, Putin etc. Orban got award in the prgram. Wikispooks has references to the originap wef released pdf document, if that not deleted yet 😉

  5. My people parish because of lack of knowledge.what the prime minister Orban said.is the truth.many people dont believe this.because of what is happening around them.they are blinded because of their ignorance.this thing is not a hear say.it is in the word of god.its a prophecy.jesus is coming soon.wake up.UN is being used by satan.is also paving way for the coming of the Lawless one.the Antichrist

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