Hungary took over on Saturday the presidency of the EU and the event was marked by Hungarian PM Viktor Orban's declarations, that this is good news for Europe, AFP informs. Hungary was recently criticized for the promulgation of a law that raises the issue of press freedom in the country.

EU confronts with serious challenges, AFP reads: the crisis, euro zone debts, integration of the Rroma and negotiations for the EU's long term budget. One of the problems Hungary will have to manage is the expansion of Schengen, considering that Hungary sustains Romania and Bulgaria to join the space.

In an interview, PM Viktor Orban declared that everybody is interested in a strong Europe, because it is a source of support and resource for all nations.