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Menczer: Decision between war and peace the top issue in EP election

The most important question that will be decided in the European parliamentary election is whether Europe will go to war or there will be peace, Tamas Menczer, the communications director of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance, said on Sunday.

Menczer told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio that those who said this was not the most important question were lying.

“Although the left says the war isn’t the most important issue in Europe today, that’s because they’re pro-war and don’t want to talk about this,” he said.

“Those who are pro-war gobble up those who are weak, as can be seen in Germany,” Menczer said, pointing out that Germany had started out by sending only helmets to the war, but today they were sending tanks and wanted conscription.

Menczer cited Germany’s defence minister as suggesting the introduction of conscription, adding that Manfred Weber, the head of the European People’s Party, wanted to introduce it at the EU level. Other German politicians, he said, were saying that conscription should also apply to women.

The communications director said the Hungarian prime minister needed to defend the country’s peace “one negotiation at a time”. This, he added, was only possible if people expressed clear support for peace and Viktor Orban in the June 9 election.

Menczer said the two conditions for stopping the “common European ship” he said was “heading towards war at enormous speed” were the EP elections and the US presidential election in November. He added that it was becoming increasingly clear to people in every European country “that what is happening is not in their interest”.

He said that if other European countries also sent pro-peace politicians to the EP and if Donald Trump won the US presidential election, there would be a chance “to stop this pro-war trend”.

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