Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch said fundamental changes are needed in Brussels, and bureaucrats that use their power only to pressurise countries that want to pursue a sovereignty-based policy and represent their national interests "must be chased away".
Deutsch told public radio that fundamental changes are also needed among Hungarian MEPs because eight of them “who belong to the dollar left” repeatedly “side with Brussels on all issues when the bureaucrats attack the Hungarians”. “MEPs should be elected who use their mandate received from the Hungarian citizens to represent Hungarian interests in Brussels, even if it goes with taking up conflicts,” he said. Commenting on the issue of European Union development funding for Hungary, Deutsch welcomed the development that “sums visible also to the naked eye” were now being received. Still, he added that resources had been “held back unlawfully for years”. He called for resolute action “against political blackmailing by the Brussels bureaucrats” as long as the EU development monies due to Hungary in the current budget period are not fully transferred. “The Hungarian dollar left is a very intensive participant in Brussels’ unlawful blackmailing behavior,” he said.