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Apr 16, 2018

Government Spokesperson: Sargentini Report presented by LIBE is the work of the “Soros empire”

Zoltán Kovács said that the LIBE Committee had presented the draft of its report on Hungary, which includes serious criticisms, the rapporteur of which is Green Party MEP Judith Sargentini

Hungary’s government spokesperson has said the Sargentini Report presented by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) is the work of the “Soros empire”.

Zoltán Kovács said that the LIBE Committee had presented the draft of its report on Hungary, which includes a number of ill-founded criticisms, the rapporteur of which is Green Party MEP Judith Sargentini.

According to the spokesperson, they are once again attempting what they did not succeed in achieving at the parliamentary elections, namely to break the Hungarian government’s position according to which it firmly rejects the mandatory resettlement mechanism and refuses to become an immigrant country.

He said the writers of the Sargentini Report are tied to the ‘Soros empire’ and during the past eight years have attempted to tarnish Hungary’s reputation on numerous occasions. “Judith Sargentini hasn’t even denied that this is not a legal procedure but a political one,” he said.

Kovács said a political witch-hunt is underway. He objected to the fact that the government wasn’t even invited to the session of the Committee, and that when the foreign minister requested the opportunity to participate and represent the Hungarian government, the request was rejected.

“The government is attempting to prevent the success of the report using all possible means, and its mandate to do so has been further reinforced in light of the result of the recent general election,” he said.