Ahead of an EU summit set to discuss Ukraine’s EU integration, Fidesz MEPs said in a joint video that “a forged accession” could lead to Europe’s “collapse”.
In the video posted on Fidesz’s Facebook page, Tamás Deutsch said: “It is absolutely clear that neither Ukraine nor the European Union are ready to start accession talks”. “We want a successful Europe, not its destruction,” he said. Balázs Hidvéghi said that if Ukraine became an EU member, at least nine EU member states, including Hungary, would no longer be eligible for funding and would become a net contributor to the common budget. “Ukraine has received 40 billion euros in total in EUI subsidies, loans and guarantees since the outbreak of the war. This is more than the amount Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia have received combined over the past seven years,” he said. Kinga Gál said Brussels’ current proposal on integration failed to ensure minorities equal rights and the free use of their mother tongue.