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MEP calls on Brussels to stop promoting ‘radical leftist ideologies’

Brussels should stop its "aggressive promotion" of "radical leftist ideologies", lest it should damage opportunities for member states to cooperate, Balazs Hidveghi, MEP or ruling Fidesz, said in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

Speaking to Hungarian journalists, Hidveghi said the European Parliament was “totally confused” about its role and was trying to act as a “moral police” over member states.

He said it was an ill-advised approach to “disguise political and moral discussions as a legal debate” and impose sanctions on countries that “protect traditional values”.

The European Parliament is not to pass judgement over “such crucial moral issues” as life, death, the family, marriage, or the education of children, Hidveghi said. He insisted that the norms concerning those notions had developed over thousands of years, and rules governing those areas should stay a sovereign right of nation states. He added that each country could have different positions on those areas, which should be respected by the community.

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