Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi said on Friday that recent developments in Poland had been “gruesome”, with the new liberal government of Donald Tusk “trampling over” the rule of law.
Citing the Polish culture minister’s decision to dismiss executives from the state media company, Hidvéghi told daily Magyar Nemzet that it was an unconcealed attempt to trample on the freedom of opinion, “demonstrating how twisted left-liberal politics have become”. “This is unacceptable in a democratic state based on the rule of law, it goes against all written and unwritten rules, and no election victory authorises such practices,” he added. He said it should also be noted that the measures had been taken by a coalition that in recent years continually criticised the PiS government and Hungary citing the rule of law. Hidvéghi said there were no reactions from Brussels so far, which was “no surprise” considering the “double standards and political cynicism ruling in Brussels”.