EU should seek new deal with U.S., PM Orban says

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[January 23, 2017]    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The European Union should seek a new deal with the United States as the free trade agreement has failed, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech during a Lamfalussy Lectures Conference in Budapest, Hungary, January 23, 2017. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Orban also told an economic conference that Europe should let go of the "illusion of federalism."

He said seeking new agreements would be a milestone on Europe's path to improved competitiveness.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs; Editing by Dominic Evans)

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