Orban: Brexit should be 'fair' rather than 'punitive'
Hungary is interested in a "fair" Brexit rather than the process being "punitive", Prime Minister Viktor Orban said during talks with Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, in Budapest on Tuesday.
It is crucial for Hungary that Hungarians working or studying in Britain should continue to enjoy their "acquired rights" in future, the prime minister's press office quoted Orban as saying. Continued stability for Hungarian employees of British firms in Hungary is also important, the prime minister added.
Orban and Bernier agreed that the UK's rights and duties stemming from EU membership should remain unchanged until Brexit.
Hungary has an interest in the EU maintaining strong bilateral ties with the UK after Brexit, Orban said.