Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi has slammed the European Union for applying “double standards” and remaining silent in the face of “blatant violations of the rule of law in Poland”.
According to MTI, Hidvéghi insisted the recently elected Polish government headed by former European Council President Donald Tusk had launched a political revenge campaign against its opponents. “It’s trampling down on the principle of the rule of law of democracy. It’s attacking independent organizations like the media or the courts and there is not even a question raised in this house about that,” Hidvéghi said in a video of his speech in the EP posted on Facebook on Tuesday. Tusk’s government is not threatened with an Article 7 procedure, Hidvéghi said. “This is a textbook example of the double standards on the rule of law,” he said, calling for respect for the same. “When your friend breaks the rules, you need to raise your voice, just as much as when you think somebody else does it.” Hidvéghi wrote in the post of the video: “The Tusk government has demolished the Polish rule of law in a matter of weeks. And yet, no procedures from Brussels. Just because it’s a pal of theirs doing it. In times of the earlier right-wing government, a baseless accusation was enough…”