FM Szijjártó: ‘Soros Empire’ Upping Pressure

  • 13 Apr 2018 10:20 AM
  • Hungary Matters
FM Szijjártó: ‘Soros Empire’ Upping Pressure
The government will resist any intensifying international pressure in the wake of Hungary’s recent election, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.

Szijjártó branded the draft report by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on the state of the rule of law in Hungary the “Soros report” (after billionaire George Soros).

LIBE has been asked to prepare the report with a view to holding an EP vote on launching the first steps of Article 7, which suspends voting rights. Fidesz’s election victory, one of “three landslide wins in eight years”, reflects “the strongest and clearest political will in Europe” expressed by Hungary’s voters, Szijjártó said.

The election made clear “what future the government’s supporters voted for and what kind of future opponents wish to see”, he added. “It has taken Brussels just four days after the election to launch another attack on Hungary,” he said.

Szijjártó said the Hungarian government had approached LIBE on Wednesday to present its position but the committee’s leaders refused to provide it an opportunity to do so. They thereby “unmasked themselves”, he said, revealing a “seriously anti-democratic” procedure against Hungary.

MTI Photo: Lehoczky Péter

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