Hungary’s foreign minister has branded Guy Verhofstadt “malicious” and “harmful”, someone who does his best to weaken European nation states.
Responding to the liberal MEP’s comparison of Hungary’s law on combatting the coronavirus epidemic to Hitler’s Enabling Act, Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook that Verhofstadt had shown himself time and again to be unfit for civilised debate. Referring to financier George Soros, the minister accused Verhofstadt of being a “key figure” in implementing “the Soros plan”.
He said that since Verhofstadt was not a Hungarian voter, “it doesn’t matter what he thinks about Hungarian law”.
“It’s Hungarians who matter to us,” he wrote. “We are protecting their health and jobs, whatever Guy Verhofstadt says,” he added.