Szijjártó: LIBE Report Outcome Of ‘Show Trial’ Against Hungary

  • 26 Jun 2018 9:19 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Szijjártó: LIBE Report Outcome Of ‘Show Trial’ Against Hungary
Brussels has conducted a “show trial” against Hungary, which now ended with a politically motivated verdict, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said, commenting on the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) accepting the report on Hungary.

Speaking in London where he attended a forum at the London Stock Exchange, Szijjártó said that “trials where the verdict is written before the procedure starts are well known from Hungarian history.” Brussels “was not interested in the truth”, he said.

Hungary and Brussels have serious conflicts regarding migration, he said. “Migration and population exchange through migration are considered assets” in Brussels, the minister said, while “we want to follow, represent and defend values such as security and the protection of families and Christian culture, and the appreciation of labour.”

Brussels “clearly dances to [American financier] George Soros’s tune, representing his views and interests, while we in Hungary represent those of Hungarian citizens,” the minister said.

Hungary will continue to stand by its anti-migration policies and protect the safety of Hungary and Hungarians, he said.

MEPs who now “pass verdict on Hungary after a show trial” have no justification to judge Hungarian people, he said.

Hungarian citizens will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on such politicians’ Brussels performance in next year’s EP election, he said.

Commenting on the report, Judit Varga, state secretary of the prime minister’s office, said that the report is a “political indictment” and a mockery of the rule of law.

The outcome of the vote has not come as a surprise to Hungary, she said.

“The left-liberal majority voted on a politically motivated indictment full of distortions ... the report included legally unfounded, trumped-up charges,” she said.

The committee failed to offer enough time and room for the Hungarian government to defend itself, she said.

“In hope of a positive outcome, we will continue bilateral consultations and will continue to make every effort to prevent the application of double standards in the EU,” she added.

MTI photo: KKM

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