The European parliamentary group of ruling Fidesz has rejected “shameful attacks on Hungary and Poland” after the EP passed a resolution calling on the European Commission and Council to step up action against Hungary and Poland for alleged breaches of the rule of law.
According to MTI, the resolution demands that Hungary and Poland make a “genuine commitment” to protecting European values and “meaningful progress” thereof and that recovery funding should be withheld until “both countries comply fully” with recommendations regarding the rule of law.
Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi called for the cessation of “absurd accusations” against Hungary and respect for the right of Hungarians to their sovereignty. “In reality, we are being attacked because the European left-wing can’t tolerate that Hungary’s nationally minded government has taken a firm stand for classical European values and traditions, and goes against the mainstream on issues such as migration and child protection,” he said, adding that it was “intolerable” that Brussels, and especially the European Parliament, had turned into a “self-righteous, post-modern witch-hunt club” seeking to impose “a narrow-minded, radical ideology” on all. Those resisting, he added, were being blackmailed with sanctions and aggressive attacks.
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