Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch – Photo: wikipedia

Deutsch: European left wing now acknowledges Hungary’s epidemic defence

The European left wing, which "raced to see who could devise lies faster to shame Hungary and the Hungarian government" in the spring, now acknowledge positively the country's epidemic defence, MEP Tamas Deutsch said on public radio on Sunday.

Deutsch told Kossuth Radio that the Hungarian left wing still “remains in the state of mind they were in the spring”.

Deutsch said MEPs of governing Fidesz-KDNP had discussed attacks by the Hungarian and European left wing at a meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday. The talks also touched on fighting the epidemic, migration pressure, the distribution of European Union funding and Fidesz’s future in the European People’s Party (EPP), he added.

Deutsch said the so-called new migration package would be an important issue for EU decision makers in the coming months, adding that “tensions are high” in the debate over the topic. He explained that while the left wing believes “the time has come to implement the Soros plan”, a “sober” position has been taken, mainly by countries in central Europe, that the EU must protect its borders and extradite the millions of illegal immigrants already on the continent.

On the topic of EU funding, Deutsch said 95 percent of the 76 billion euros of EU funding for research and development available during the 2014-2020 budget period had gone to the EU-15, while new member states got just 5 percent.

Asked whether Fidesz would continue in the EPP, Deutsch said Fidesz wants the “inaction” to stop, adding that the “tactic of delay, which the EPP has been pursuing for almost two years, makes no sense”.

He said the election of a new leader for Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the largest EPP member party, could provide impetus on the matter.

“It would be important to decide whether to continue together further or part ways,” he added.

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