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Jun 26, 2018

PM Orbán: A report on the situation of the rule of law in Hungary approved by the LIBE committee is clearly a “Soros report”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said they want to pressurise Hungary in order to make the country change its position on migration

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that a report on the situation of the rule of law in Hungary approved by the European Parliament’s LIBE committee aims at pressurising the country and is clearly a “Soros report”.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said they want to pressurise Hungary in order to make the country change its position on migration. “However, since Hungarian voters have already made a decision about this, there is nothing left to talk about," the prime minister said.

PM Orbán said the report was prepared by Green MEP Judith Sargentini and she is on the team of US billionaire George Soros.

Meanwhile, the foreign minister said Brussels has conducted a “show trial” against Hungary, which now ended with a politically motivated verdict.

Peter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the report reviewed the state of the rule of law in Hungary, and said there was a “clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values of the European Union”, which it said warranted launching the Article 7 procedure.

The committee accepted the report with 37 votes in favor and 19 against.

Minister Szijjártó said that “trials where the verdict is written before the procedure starts are well known from Hungarian history.” Brussels “was not interested in the truth,” he said.

The minister pointed out that Hungary and Brussels have serious conflicts regarding migration.

“Migration and population exchange through migration are considered assets” in Brussels, the minister said, while “we want to follow, represent and defend values such as security and the protection of families and the Christian culture, and the appreciation of labour.”

He added that Brussels “clearly dances to [American financier] George Soros’s tune, representing his views and interests, while we in Hungary represent those of Hungarian citizens,” the minister said.

Hungary will continue to stand by its anti-migration policies and protect the safety of Hungary and Hungarians, he said.