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Apr 24, 2020

Fidesz MEPs pen letter to Donald Tusk following PM Orbán criticism

Fidesz MEPs Tamás Deutsch and Balázs Hidvéghi and co-ruling Christian Democrat MEP György Hölvényi have written an open letter to president of the European People’s Party Donald Tusk.

Fidesz MEPs Tamás Deutsch and Balázs Hidvéghi and co-ruling Christian Democrat MEP György Hölvényi have written an open letter to president of the European People’s Party Donald Tusk.

“We have learned with astonishment that in a recent Spiegel interview you basically called the Hungarian Prime Minister a Nazi,” the open letter said. “We hereby express our profound indignation and categorically reject your statement,” it added.

According to MTI, the MEPs said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had “never said or done anything to deserve such parallels”. They added that “political disagreements are a normal phenomenon in any democracy”.

“However, calling a political opponent a Nazi without any justification has so far only been a well-known tool of the Left against conservative politicians and parties,” they said. “It is all the more disappointing to see the leader of a Christian-democratic party do the same.”

“Calling someone a Nazi without justification is also a disgrace towards the millions of people – Jews and others – who suffered under Nazi terror,” the letter added. “We believe these comments go way too far and should be rectified,” they added, concluding the open letter.