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FIDESZ EP GROUP PROTESTS 'OUTRAGEOUS' LENIN STATUE ERECTED IN GERMANY

 

The European Parliamentary group of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has expressed its outrage over the recent unveiling of a statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in western Germany. In a statement, the EP group said that the statue erected by the small Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD) in the city of Gelsenkirchen last month was an “insult” to the memory of the victims of communism and their families. It said that while Germany, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, “is worried about the state of the rule of law in other member states”, a statue of a political figure who had “trampled on human dignity, human and civil rights and the rule of law” had been erected on its own soil.