Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Lajos Kollár, the head of the Batthyány Circle of Professors in his office on Tuesay, the Prime Minister’s press chief said in a statement.
Kollár briefed Orbán about the scientific body’s work in the recent period, and they also discussed key challenges facing Hungary amidst a war, demographic and economic problems, and challenges to national sovereignty, the statement said.
Regarding conflicts, ‘which are becoming increasingly dangerous and extensive’, the two officials emphasised the importance of peace, referring to a declaration issued by the Batthyány Circle in March that highlighted the necessity of avoiding a world war and striving for peace.
Kollár offered the Circle’s assistance to the government in professional and scientific matters, Bertalan Havasi said in the statement.
The Batthyány Circle of Professors is a group of renowned Hungarian scholars and professors who were invited to become members of this exclusive academic society. The Circle was founded in 2019, and its name is a reference to the Hungarian statesman Lajos Batthyány, who was the first Prime Minister of Hungary in 1848 and an advocate for higher education in the country.
The members of the Circle are typically distinguished academics and experts in various fields, and they play a role in shaping Hungary’s academic and intellectual landscape. The Circle serves as a platform for intellectual exchange, discussion, and collaboration, and its members often contribute to important academic and policy debates in Hungary.
Sources: Hungarian Conservative/MTI