Politicians Talk

Politicians Talk – Friday 01/07/2022

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HUNGARY

Victor Orban – Prime Minister

In an interview with state radio on Friday, Orban said that the country must “radically increase” the pace of its defense deployment program. He also commented on the war in Ukraine, expressing hopes it would end as soon as possible.

UK

Boris Johnson – Prime Minister

Johnson ruled out the possibility of early elections in England as a new Ipsos poll showed a further drop in the Conservatives’ rating among voters. “Right what my job is, is to talk about the government’s agenda, to talk about policy, to talk about the UK, to talk about how we’re fixing the cost of living problems, the cost of living crisis, talk about everything we’re doing to strengthen the UK economy, our plan for a stronger economy, which is what I believe in,” Johnson told LBC radio.

EU

Stefan Berger – Member of the European Parliament

European Union (EU) policymakers had agreed on legislation to regulate cryptoassets and their providers in the bloc Berger said on Twitter. “I am confident that MiCA is a European success story and a global benchmark. Thanks to the negotiating team,” he said while stressing that the new Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) framework had a “technological,” “environmental,” and “balanced” approach.