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The European Parliament does not seek consensus with Hungary but wants to blackmail the country because it is unable to accept the Hungarian people's decision, ruling Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi said on Wednesday.

At the elections this spring, Hungarians said no to the left-wing and lecturing by Brussels, and voted for the fourth time on a right-wing, civic-conservative government, he said. Hidvéghi said during an EP plenary on the report dubbed Existence of a clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values on which the Union is founded that it was shameful and unforgiveable that a significant part of the EP including Hungarian left-wing MEPs were attacking the country with lies, even during a crisis situation caused by the war in Ukraine, and pursue a campaign of false accusations against Hungary. The MEP said the EP was preparing to adopt a report condemning Hungary “under an order by the Hungarian Left”, including a proposal that EU funds should not be paid out to Hungary. The EP should drop its “political witch-hunt against Hungary” and find answers to the problems of “sky-rocketing electricity and gas bills, failing businesses, an impending employment crisis and uncertainty”, Hidvéghi insisted. “We will continue protecting our children and our borders,” he said.