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Fidesz MEP: EP ‘moving towards extremism’

The European Parliament has moved "towards extremism, transgressing the most fundamental democratic rules and attacking not only Hungary but the European Commission for negotiating with Hungary on certain issues," Balazs Hidveghi, an MEP of ruling Fidesz, told public Kossuth Radio on Sunday morning.
22. January 2024 7:02

Hidveghi insisted it was “detrimental” to European cooperation that “the EP refuses to accept that Hungary’s position is different from theirs on the hottest issues such as the war or aid to Ukraine, or moral topics like LGBT propaganda and child protection.”

The MEP suggested that differing views should be tolerated, adding that threatening Hungary with stripping the country of its voting rights in the EU “beats everything”. He added, however, that procedures to deny Hungary its voting rights could be initiated by one third of the European Commission or of member states, while the European Council should pass a unanimous decision. “There is no realistic chance for that,” he said.

Hidveghi slammed the EP for its “debates characterised by defamation, unfounded, extremist remarks and complete rejection of different positions”, saying those phenomena “clearly show the workings of the Soros network”. “This network has infiltrated European institutions … through various organisations and activists and is increasingly aggressive against differing opinions … they will stigmatise anyone that has views differing from theirs,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said, “people in Western Europe are not asked about crucial social and political issues … voters are forced to face measures to change society, concerning LGBT themes, or the war.” “What is happening in Brussels does not reflect the majority opinion … Brussels has become a closed-off, ideological and aggressive centre … and we must fight that,” he said.

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