Orbán: Hungary veto in line with EU treaties
“Today, a common foreign policy decision can only be made unanimously, while Laschet prefers the will of the majority to be imposed upon the minority in the future. All of this in the name of Europeanism,” Orbán wrote.
Orbán noted that the EU’s treaties stipulated that full agreement is required on important issues such as foreign policy, adding that Hungary “acted in accordance with the basic treaty” when it made its veto.
“To accuse Hungary of being non-European because it exercised its right set forth in the treaty, is in fact deeply non-European,” he added in the article entitled Szamizdat 8.
“The states of the Franco-German axis are known to have millions of Muslim citizens whose views cannot be neglected in a democracy. But it also must be taken into account that in Central Europe, the territory of the Visegrad Four – including Hungary – only a negligible number of such citizens live.
“We can also see that most western European countries have entered an era of a post-national and post-Christian concept of life. But it cannot be ignored that we still live our lives according to Judeo-Christian values, a Judeo-Christian culture and concept of life. It is, therefore, clear to us that it is not possible to equate a state, Israel, with an organization on the EU sanctions list.”
“It is high time to finally acknowledge that Central European countries, which joined the Union later, are nevertheless equal members of the community of the European Union. We also have the right to stand up for our beliefs, our allies, and our own interests,” the prime minister wrote.