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Sep 18, 2018

Government spokesman has derided western European leftists for “lecturing” Hungary

Zoltán Kovács: the dispute on Europe’s future was mainly between federalists and supporters of the sovereignty of nations

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has derided western European Leftists for “lecturing” Hungary and other countries in eastern Europe. He said these countries "fought against communism to secure their freedom."

Kovács told a roundtable discussion held in the Hungarian embassy in London that the current international debate on the situation in Hungary is “another attempt by the so-called liberals” to obtain the exclusive right to form political positions as well as to “take political revenge” on Hungary for not supporting “certain political decisions”.

The spokesman said the dispute on Europe’s future was mainly between federalists and supporters of the sovereignty of nations. He added that “honest and open dialogue has now become well-nigh impossible” because the debate has been “hijacked”.

The bulk of the issues referred to in the Sargentini report have already been legally resolved by Hungary and the European Commission, he said, adding that the European Parliament had no business acting like a court and reheating old issues according to their “political tastes”.

The spokesman added that the EP has tried to disguise the political, Sargentini report as a legal matter, and as such, this violates the rule of law. He said that the only way that the vote on the Sargentini Report could muster the necessary two-thirds majority was by ignoring abstentions. This, he added, was also a breach of the “the sanctity” of the rule of law.