MEP Tamás Deutsch said Fidesz and Christian Democrat MEPs have written to the European Commission demanding a clear response regarding “its collusion with the Hungarian dollar left as a means to exert political pressure on Hungary”.
According to MTI, Deutsch said that leftist opposition leader Ferenc Gyurcsány had “admitted” in a radio interview that MEPs of the “Hungarian dollar left” was putting all their energies into “undermining their own country and Hungarians”. The statement said Gyurcsány had conceded that there was no legal basis for the European Commission to raise objections against Hungary regarding the rule of law, and the EC’s actions were “political” and went against the EU’s basic treaty. “Gyurcsány also admitted” that left-wing MEPs had participated “vigorously” in work to put legal finery on what was in reality political pressure. Deutsch accused the left-wing MEPs of constantly consulting with EC officials on setting political expectations for Hungary, the “so-called” rule-of-law milestones. The letter of Hungary’s ruling parties’ MEPs to the EC puts “three clear and simple questions”: how many times EC officials “conducted secret … political consultations with Hungarian left-wing politicians prior to EC decisions … affecting Hungary; precisely which political demands dressed in legal garb were proposed by Hungarian left-wing politicians; and was repealing the Hungarian Child Protection Act a matter of discussion. Deutsch accused Momentum politician Anna Donáth of having repeatedly denied consulting with European commissioners with the purpose of putting political pressure on Hungary, before later admitting to having done so. Deutsch said the MEPs would give the commission a month to respond to the questions. He also referred to corruption cases in Brussels, saying “the system of corruption [involves] actors outside European Union institutions — Eastern states, Western NGOs, businesses — illegally buying political influence in exchange for money and other benefits…” Noting next year’s European elections, he said voters would have the chance to “drain the swamp of corruption” in Brussels.