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Jun 27, 2018 - Zoltán Kovács

The show trial before the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee

The latest LIBE report is, in fact, nothing other than yet another Soros report, said Prime Minister Orbán earlier this week, and it’s aimed at applying pressure on Hungary to make the country change its position on migration.

“However, since Hungarian voters have already made a decision about this,” the prime minister said in statement to reporters in Budapest following the vote, “there is nothing left to talk about.”

With its report on the state of Hungary’s rule of law, accepted on Monday by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, the EP attempts to apply pressure on Hungary for not falling into line on migration. Unsurprisingly, Soros’ Open Society Foundation lists the Green-Liberal Dutch MEP Judith Sargentini among Soros’ most trustworthy allies in the European Parliament.

Prior to the publication of the final text and wary of its potential content, Hungary’s Justice Minister László Trócsányi had warned that the Sargentini report is an indictment “based on a large number of political insinuations and contains a list of closed cases.” This point was further reinforced by Fidesz MEP Kinga Gál, who said that the report is full of falsehoods, factual errors and recounts several issues that have already been dealt with or don’t even belong within the EU’s authority. 

It’s astonishing, said Judit Varga, state secretary for EU relations in the Prime Minister’s Office, how the rapporteur condemns Hungary based on newspaper articles and the groundless accusations of some NGOs.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said Brussels has conducted a “show trial” against Hungary that has culminated in a politically motivated verdict. According to Minister Szijjártó, the report reviewed the state of the rule of law in Hungary, and found that there was a “clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values of the European Union,” which it said warranted launching the Article 7 procedure.

“Trials where the verdict is written before the procedure starts are well known from Hungarian history,” Szijjártó said, adding that Brussels was clearly not interested in the truth and it once again chose to pursue its own political agenda. The politicians who have now adopted a political verdict against Hungary stand on questionable ground. Instead, Hungarian and other European voters will issue a judgment on the performance of these politicians, who serve the political agenda of the likes of George Soros, at next year’s EP elections.

It’s clear that Soros’ people in Brussels insist on the idea that migration is a good thing and should be promoted. However, the Hungarian people have expressed via an overwhelming majority that they regard migration as a dangerous and undesirable phenomenon and they delivered a clear mandate to the Hungarian government to protect the country from its negative effects. Prime Minister Orbán has made it clear that his government shall continue to serve the citizens of Hungary.