Tamás Deutsch, an MEP of ruling Fidesz-KDNP, has said that by linking European Union funding to the criteria of rule of law, an EU tyranny could take the place of the decades of communist tyranny.
Speaking on public radio on Sunday, Deutsch said that the EU aim is to force Hungary into letting in migrants and recognizing same-sex marriages, while hiding behind the rule of law in a manner that is “untruthful and vexing”.
A fundamental condition of ensuring equal rights for member states is that everyone’s opinion matters on the most important issues and that everyone’s interests and positions are respected, he said. The EU is founded on the effective cooperation of nation states, and the badge of this success can only be to remain on this path, he said. It is by no accident that the EU Treaties require unanimity of member states’ heads of government and state on the most important decisions, he added. If a member state vetoes a decision, it is simply exercising its right to communicate that there is still no unanimity.
Deutsch said a consensus must be reached for the start of the EU’s next seven-year budget and the 750 billion euro recovery fund, “so a consensus will be reached no matter how contentious many are at present”. He said there is no way around Hungary’s and Poland’s veto.
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