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Europe Needs to Set up Its Own Army: Hungarian Prime Minister

The anti-terrorism proposals of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump make him the better option for Europe and Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Orban was again very critical of the EU leadership in Brussels, AP reports.

“Europe’s current political leadership has failed,” Orban said, adding that the EU was “fooling itself” if it still viewed itself as a “global actor,” saying that era had ended with the vote by Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc.

“Our problem is not in Mecca but in Brussels,” Orban said. “The bureaucrats in Brussels are an obstacle for us, not Islam.”

Answering questions after his speech, Orban said Europe needed to set up its own army.

“A European army must protect the continent from two sides, from the east and from the south, in terms of protecting against terrorism and migration,” Orban said, according to his office.