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Oct 18, 2017

Hungary's House Speaker: The real struggle today is between “people protecting their traditions, faith, and values” and “nihilists denying all that”

The speaker said that certain “private powers” sought to eliminate traditional values and those circles were now “overpowering” most countries in the world

Hungary's House Speaker László Kövér has said that the real struggle today is between “people protecting their traditions, faith, and values” and “nihilists denying all that”.

Kövér made the remarks in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 137th general assembly of the Interparliamentary Union.

The speaker said that certain “private powers” sought to eliminate traditional values and those circles were now “overpowering” most countries in the world. He also added that George Soros, the “emblematic” US billionaire, is “one of the most agile players of those private powers”.

“The migration crisis is in fact a tool in those endeavors in the background aimed at eliminating or diluting European cultures, thus making people…isolated and even more easy to manipulate," Kövér said.

Kövér also said that Ukraine's new education law violates international agreements. “Once the majority seeks total power over a minority, it will not only harm that community but, in the long run, it will do harm to itself, too,” he said.

Kövér said the move has elicited criticism both in the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. He added that he hoped the Venice Commission will also “tell Kiev that it has taken measures that are not compatible with European standards”.