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Jun 22, 2020

MEPs slam EP's "harsh attack" against the independence of the Czech Republic

Fidesz-led MEPs said the EP has created an unprecedented and dangerous precedent by launching an attack against the prime minister of an EU member state on the basis of politically motivated rumours.

 

The European lawmakers of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance said the European Parliament’s latest resolution concerning Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, which condemns alleged financial abuses by companies controlled by the prime minister and his alleged conflict of interest before the conclusion of an ongoing investigation, constitutes a “harsh attack” against the independence of the Czech Republic.

According to MTI, they said the EP is using the resolution for a clear and targeted attack against a member state, ignoring its sovereignty, the presumption of innocence and the principle of fair procedure.

The Fidesz-led MEPs added that the EP has created an unprecedented and dangerous precedent by launching an attack against the prime minister of an EU member state on the basis of politically motivated rumours. The procedure discredits the European Parliament, and undermines its trustful cooperation with the member states. The EP resolutions of this kind are violating the rule of law, the lawmakers said.