Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch said the European Parliament “is attacking” Hungary because it rejects migration and the “gender madness” and stands by its position calling for an immediate ceasefire and peace talks as regards the war in Ukraine.
Speaking in Strasbourg on Wednesday, after participating in an EP plenary debate on the rule of law in Hungary, Deutsch noted European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made it clear during the debate that Brussels would continue to withhold part of the EU funding until Hungary changed its position on migration and “the gender ideology madness.” “This is something that has been denied over many years, but now had to be admitted by the EC president, too,” he said. As regards the extraordinary EU summit called for February 1, Deutsch indicated Hungary’s readiness to provide further assistance to Ukraine, adding however that Hungary’s position was that any financial support should be extended independently of the EU’s budget. “Hungary does not want to take out a joint loan, but it is ready to make contributions from its national budget,” he said. He reiterated Hungary’s firm position calling for an immediate ceasefire and starting peace talks, “no matter how loud the voice of the pro-war camp is.” Deutsch said he and fellow Fidesz MEP Kinga Gál had written a joint letter to EP President Roberta Metsola and European Court of Auditors President Tony Murphy, asking them for scrutiny of remarks made recently by Finnish MEP Petri Sarvamaa, who Deutsch said had called Fidesz and the Hungarian right “Nazis”.