articleimg-1
Jan 31, 2019

MEP highlights how Hungary is back in the spotlight due to EP elections

“The left-liberal majority in the body launched another attack against Hungary because of the [EP election] campaign,” MEP Tamás Deutsch said

A prominent MEP has highlighted how the EP elections have thrust Hungary back into the spotlight at a European Parliament plenary session.

“The left-liberal majority in the body launched another attack against Hungary because of the [EP election] campaign,” MEP Tamás Deutsch of ruling Fidesz said during the debate.

According to MTI, the EP session was initiated by the EP’s Green parliamentary group in view of the recent anti-government demonstrations, the amendment of the labor code and the setting up of administrative courts in Hungary.

At the session, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said that the EC shares the concerns regarding the state of the rule of law, human rights and corruption in Hungary.

Deutsch said MEPs’ anger against Hungary is rooted in an issue that will determine Europeans’ lives for decades, which is migration. The majority of Hungarians, regardless of party affiliation, want something completely different than these MEPs, he added.