Tamás Deutsch, Head of ruling Fidesz’s EP delegation, said that Hungarians regard freedom as the most important value. “We will protect this freedom the same way we protected it over the past one thousand years,” Deutsch said.
According to MTI, Deutsch made remarks at the conference organized by the Brussels representative office of the Foundation for a Civic Hungary dubbed "Freedom" at which conservative and Christian Democrat members of the European Parliament exchanged their opinion in Brussels. Over history, “others always wanted to tell us and force upon us how we should live, what religion we should follow, what form of state we should have, what language we should learn as a mandatory second language and what sort of relations we should maintain with other nations,” he added.
“Even in the 21st century, there are some who think that they can take our freedom away. There are still some who believe that only what they think is right,” Deutsch said. “The battlefield for fighting for freedom has changed and the tools they use for exerting pressure are different,” he said. “The tools they use include introducing rule of law conditions, organising hearings in Brussels, open society, introducing financial and legal sanctions, same-sex marriage, NGO campaigns and indoctrination in almost every area,” he added.