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In an interview this morning on Kossuth Rádió, PM Orbán spoke about George Soros’ latest offensive against countries that oppose migration, the Hungarian veto of the EU budget, mass coronavirus testing, movement restrictions and incoming shipments of the coronavirus vaccine.
It’s been little more than five years since the worst days of the migration crisis, but we have already seen one of the EU’s most fundamental values, the rule of law, turned against Member States that hold a different view on migration. Here’s where we are now and how it all went down.
The vaccine is on the horizon; we just need to hold on a little longer, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in his morning interview on Kossuth Rádió. The prime minister also said the VAT on food delivery was reduced to 5 percent, plus he reemphasized that Hungary does not support the legislation drafted by the European Parliament and the German presidency, as "it would turn the European Union into the Soviet Union."
Inspections are ongoing across the country, and everything will be shut down if the new coronavirus rules are not followed. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, as a vaccine may be available in Hungary in 90 days. Regarding the latest EP decision, the PM noted that Hungary has the resources it needs for the next two years. Pertaining to the U.S. elections, he stated: “Every country is sovereign.”
Proponents of the idea of tying European Union budget allocations to member states’ respect for the rule of law are unable to define what that mechanism should be and are simply waging an ideological battle.
Deutsch accused all left-wing Hungarian MEPs of working against their country by “badmouthing others, spreading fake news … lecturing, writing letters and reports to their leftist comrades, and drawing on the constant support of Soros organizations."
In a statement to MTI earlier today, before taking off to the EU's upcoming summit in Brussels, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made it clear that if the debate about tying the rule of law to EU finances would delay the establishment of the coronavirus emergency fund, then it is possible to make intergovernmental deals, outside the EU framework.
The World Justice Project thought it was a good time to issue another grave warning about the imminent death of Hungarian democracy at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Was this an example of independent experts sounding alarm bells or of ideologically motivated social engineering? Let us take a look at the vaunted World Justice Project.
Věra Jourová, the European Commission’s vice-president in charge of transparency and values, has officially confirmed that there is no reason to take legal action against Hungary over its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
This time, it’s a former Finnish ambassador to Budapest offering lessons on democracy and rule of law in a piece published by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund that operates under the Finnish Parliament and where Petri Tuomi-Nikula is listed as a “Senior Adviser, Democratic Renovation.”
Unlike some of the previous efforts, which were directed solely at Hungary, the Finnish government is now set on withdrawing funds from a number of EU member states. Minister of Justice Judit Varga attended the General Affairs Council meetings on Tuesday where ministers discussed the Finnish presidency’s budget proposal. She had a few choice words following the meeting.
“I wouldn’t recommend to reach a situation in Europe where one prime minister or any other official visits another country to scald them about the rule of law, because that can be conducive to many things, but certainly not European unity," the Prime Minister said.
At a joint press conference with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the Finnish PM, Antti Rinne, made clear that he will seek to make EU payments subject to the rule of law. Yet Finland itself fails to meet several important criteria of the rule of law, thus giving a clear example of the double standards that continue to prevail in the European Union. We should focus “more on what we agree on and less on where there are disagreements,” said Prime Minister Orbán.
Certain elements in the European Parliament remain determined to make Hungary pay for staunchly opposing their pro-immigration agenda and for insisting upon defending Europe’s Schengen border. This is what today's hearing is all about.
According to the Finnish EU Minister, our concerns around Finnish rule of law are mere attempts to direct the attention away from us. But, in fact, our goal is simply to share some of these lesser-known facts that can help the independent spectator see the full picture.
On Tuesday, the Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe of the U.S. Congress, also known as the Helsinki Commission, will hold a briefing to “explore recent developments in Hungary, including issues related to the rule of law and corruption.”
The European Parliament’s recent actions point in one, rather unfortunate direction: instead of representing the citizens of Europe, the pro-migration forces are increasingly pushing a policy that advances the Soros plan.
Today will go down as a dark day in the history of the European Union. The pro-migration forces have asserted a majority in the European Parliament. They’re blackmailing Hungary and other member states that oppose immigration and are handing out EU taxpayers’ money to NGOs to promote and assist immigration.
Hungary’s foreign minister has said that the special report on Hungary being drawn up by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) is the basic document of a show trial
In an interview with the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita, Hungary’s Minister of Justice László Trócsányi said that the European Union should not intervene in the internal affairs of member states but should exercise only those powers that are within its competence.