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GYURCSÁNY CRITICISES GERMAN LEADERS FOR 'LENIENCE' - FAZ

 

Opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) leader Ferenc Gyurcsány has criticised Germany’s leading politicians for their “lenient attitude” towards the Hungarian prime minister, in an article published by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Germany’s leaders are “playing tactical games” whereas “they are aware of what is happening in Hungary and how dangerous this is for Europe”, Gyurcsány wrote. “I understand that the interests of German car makers are important and that employers are allowed to require workers to do 400 hours overtime under a new Hungarian law. I understand that the unity of the European People’s Party is also important and that it should have a majority in the European Parliament. But is that worth giving up everything? Freedom, democracy, human dignity, and the ideals of the rule of law?” Gyurcsány wrote. The DK leader insisted that Hungary’s PM Viktor Orbán, Marine Le Pen French and Matteo Salvini Italian party leaders have “brought about an era of hatred and animosity” and called on politicians to “drop their tactics”.