MEP: Double standards are clearly present in EP’s handling of rule-of-law issues

Balázs Hidvéghi said the EP’s double standards are a “dead end and ruin European unity”.

Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi has said, "double standards" are clearly present in the European Parliament's handling of rule-of-law issues, which have resulted in procedures against Hungary but not Spain.

Speaking to journalists after an EP session on the state of the rule of law in Spain, Hidvéghi said a Spanish Socialist politician was appointed to the constitutional court, but the EU decided against disciplinary procedures and no funding is being withheld, as it happened in the case of Poland and Hungary. The EP’s double standards are a “dead end and ruin European unity”. Regulations should pertain to everyone equally, “even to left-wing, Socialist governments”, he said. Jorge Buxadé Villalba of the Spanish Vox party said they did not want Spanish people to be sanctioned because of the Socialist government. He slammed Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez for “making Spain a country of impunity” and called for abolishing double standards against Hungary and Poland in the European Union. “Double standards are implemented by politicians who have decided there are good and bad Europeans,” he said.