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Hungarian MEPs are working against their country, Deutsch says

Fidesz: Leftist MEPs ‘regularly plotting against Hungary in Brussels’

Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch on Sunday slammed left-wing opposition MEPs for "making it their mission to organise attacks against Hungary in Brussels".

Deutsch told a press conference that Momentum Movement MEP Anna Donath had “happily admitted” to holding regular talks with European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova, insisting that Donath was on tape as saying that her aim was “to turn the EC against Hungary by spreading misinformation”. He noted that Donath rejected the accusation.

Further, Deutsch accused all left-wing Hungarian MEPs of working against their country by “badmouthing others, spreading fake news … lecturing, writing letters and reports to their leftist comrades, and drawing on the constant support of Soros organisations,” he said, referring to NGOs funded by financier George Soros.

Deutsch said Klara Dobrev of the Democratic Coalition (DK) had organised a conference in Brussels amid the coronavirus pandemic and questioned the legitimacy of the 2018 general elections in Hungary.

He said Momentum’s Katalin Cseh, “in the present situation and despite being a trained doctor”, attended weekly meetings discussing “alleged infringements on the rights” of LGBTQ people in Europe.

Socialist MEP Istvan Ujhelyi, he said, had claimed in Brussels that new Hungarian parliamentary regulations made it virtually impossible for left-wing lawmakers to have their say. “That is a big fat lie,” Deutsch said.

Deutsch also accused DK MEP Csaba Molnar and Jobbik’s Marton Gyongyosi of playing a role “in those campaigns spreading outright lies”.

“The attacks of opposition MEPs cast a shadow over all Hungarians, not only those who support the government,” he said.

The Fidesz MEP said leftist MEPs voted for every EU proposal that was at odds with Hungary’s interests while failing to submit a single one that favoured their own country, all the while calling their “campaign of blackmail” a fight for the rule of law.

He noted that in the spring, left-wing politicians had accused the Hungarian government of using the coronavirus pandemic to pass laws that undermined parliament, adding that their warnings Fidesz was building a dictatorship had been since proven to be unfounded.

Deutsch accused Hungarian left-wing MEPs of making it their mission to harm their homeland as much as possible. The Fidesz-Christian Democrats, on the other hand, regard Hungary’s prosperity as their priority, he said.

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