In response to the adoption by MEPs of a resolution condemning Hungary, Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi has said that the "pro-war, left-wing members of the EP cannot accept that Hungary stands by peace and rejects incitement to war".
Speaking after the vote in Brussels on Thursday, Hidvéghi said that because of its pro-peace position pressure on Hungary was continuing and intensifying in Brussels. Hidvéghi said Hungary’s left-wing MEPs had played an active role in the legislative body stepping up the pressure on Hungary, arguing that they had sponsored, supported and voted for the resolution. He noted that, according to the resolution adopted on Thursday, the European Parliament would strip Hungary of the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union the country is due to hold in the second half of 2024. This, Hidvéghi said, “is a gross violation of the effective EU treaties, which proves that if there is a rule of law and corruption problem, it is here in Brussels, and not in Budapest”. He said it was an “interesting addendum to all this” that the resolution had also been supported by Socialist MEP Marc Tarabella, who was linked to the “Brussels corruption scandal” and had “only been released from prison a few days ago”.