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Sep 05, 2018

Judit Varga: The EU's Hungarian witch-hunt

The Hungarian minister of state for EU relations has penned a telling depiction for Politico.eu of the EU’s witch-hunt against Hungary over the migrant crisis

The Hungarian minister of state for EU relations has penned a telling depiction for Politico.eu of the EU’s witch-hunt against Hungary over the migrant crisis.

Judit Varga writes that as the European Parliament prepares to vote on a resolution calling for sanctions on Hungary for so-called rule-of-law violations, it’s worth taking a moment to examine the basis of the accusations.

The minister states that the parliamentary investigation on which lawmakers have been asked to base their decision — known as the Sargentini report — is misleading and riddled with factual errors. Based on liberal fundamentalism and tactical naming-and-shaming, it betrays a shallow, misjudged approach and ignores the will of the Hungarian electorate.

She states that the report is the product of liberal bias against contemporary European conservatism, national sovereignty, core Christian-democratic values, the political roots of Europe’s founding fathers and, quite simply, against objective dialogue based on facts.

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