The mechanism proposed by the liberal ALDR group would ensure that democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights are equally monitored in all member states, so no government can say that the EU is picking on them, Dutch MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap.
Since the “allies” of US billionaire George Soros are pressing on with their “attack” against Hungary the ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrat (KDNP) parties urge the government to draft and implement an action plan against the so-called Soros migrant plan, a KDNP lawmaker said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Soros allies attack Hungary – MP”
The European Parliament’s rapporteur, responsible for assessing the situation of rule of law in Hungary arrived in Budapest on Tuesday, as Kisalfold.hu reported. Continue reading “Magyar: Hungary attacked for its anti-migration stance”
Europe is in trouble, mainly because it has lost its confidence, and its citizens have less faith in the effectiveness of joint action, Jozsef Szajer, vice-chair of the European Parliament’s EPP group writes in an op-ed for Hungarian daily Magyar Idok. Continue reading “Szajer: The EU must win back the trust of its citizens”
The possibilities of EU institutions to put pressure on Hungary’s government are limited, and don’t even want to really intervene, MEPs told Hungarian news site 24.hu, speaking on condition of anonymity. Continue reading “Don’t expect the EU to topple Orban – MEP”
Hungarian news site Pesti Sracok interviewed several left-wing and liberal MEPs at the European Parliament’s last plenary session in Strasbourg this week, asking them mainly about migration. Continue reading “MEPs blast the Orban government”
Liberal elites also have ethnic consciousness, this is why they show strong opposition to the rights of lingustic minorities, Gyorgy Schopflin said in an interview with Hungarian daily Magyar Idok. The ruling Fidesz party’s MEP sees signs of colonialist arrogance in the behaviour of the liberal attitude, which “considers itself supranational and stigmatises any other way of thinking as populism”. Continue reading “Schopflin accuses European liberalism of colonialist arrogance”