Varga: The European Parliament’s political legitimacy will never be the same as one of the member states’ governments. – Photos: BZT / Nóra Halász

Justice minister: Hungary to send response to EU infringement procedure on child protection law

Hungary is about to send a response to the infringement procedure launched against amendments to its child protection law, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Facebook on Wednesday.

The “attack” on Hungary’s child protection law, which the EU says discriminates against LGBTQ people, is “unfair”, as education is a national competency, she wrote.

“By joining the EU, Hungary only agreed to allow joint competency over certain areas, not relinquish its sovereignty,” the minister wrote. “The education of Hungarian children is not one of those areas. That is the sole responsibility of Hungarian parents.”

“The European Commission resents that we won’t give in to ideological pressure and that we’re stopping the LGBTQ lobby at the school gate. Our references to the Hungarian Constitution and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights have been in vain as their only goal is to punish Hungary,” she said.

Hungarians will have the opportunity to make their voices heard at the referendum on the law on April 3. “Even Brussels Bureaucrats should respect the results of the referendum,” Varga said.

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