Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi said the leftist majority of the European Parliament is preparing another “concentrated attack to put pressure on Hungary” because of its pro-peace approach.
Ahead of an EP debate on the state of the rule of law in Hungary, Hidvéghi said leftist MEPs have earlier attacked the country for its stance on migration, its steps to protect children and families, and for promoting peace in connection with the war in Ukraine. The resolution set to be presented at the debate will attempt to prevent Hungary from taking on the rotating presidency of the EU in the second half of 2024, which is a serious breach of EU laws and treaties, he insisted. The debate is expected to bring “harsh anti-Hungarian attacks”, Hidvéghi said. He insisted that the actual aim was to keep up pressure on the country, “because its pro-peace stance is not to the taste of the pro-war elite supporting weapon deliveries.” Hungary rejects the “mendacious attacks”, and finds it “shameful” that Hungarian leftist MEPs also take part in them, he said. “Their attempts to isolate Hungary and to cut Hungarians off from EU funding are just as shameful,” he added. Hungary is ready to take on the presidency of the Council of the EU and to perform those duties to the highest standards, he said. “We stand up for Hungary’s independence and freedom, and will protect Hungarians,” he said.