What’s at stake at next year’s European Parliamentary elections is “whether we can protect our sovereignty” or not, the group leader of ruling Fidesz said on Thursday. Máté Kocsis told a press conference during a break at the Fidesz-Christian Democrats group meeting in Esztergom, in northern Hungary, that as long as the current “corrupt Brussels elite” stays in power and the national right-wing in the West cannot get stronger, there will be no major change.
Change would also involve European leaders setting out on the path to peace instead of war, he said. War should not be financed and supported but all available means must be used to stop it, he added.
In the European Union’s country-specific recommendations, the bloc is trying to “dictate member states’ decisions”, he said, and rejected it as an “attempt to eliminate economic sovereignty”. The EU has recommended that Hungary scrap extraordinary taxes financing the utility price cuts and defence, and the interest rate moratorium protecting families, he said. “They also expect us to allow Ukrainian grain from questionable sources into the country, citing support for Ukraine,” he said. The attempt to “eliminate [Hungary’s] cultural sovereignty” is rooted in a debate on migration, he said. Hungary had apprehended more than 1 million migrants since setting up its border protection system, he added.
EU measures also aim to “force gender ideology” on Hungarians, despite last year’s referendum “with unprecedented support” where 3.5 million people expressed their views on the matter, he said.
On the matter of political sovereignty, Kocsis insisted that the European Commission and EU institutions funded leftist Hungarian organisations and NGOs with “more money than the Soros empire”. The EU is using the money of European citizens to fund Hungarian leftists, he said. Regarding Hungary’s ratification of Sweden’s NATO membership, Kocsis said the ruling parties’ parliamentary groups had been unable to support Sweden’s NATO accession as they are waiting for an explanation on the “defamatory” film made on Hungary by Sweden’s public television. Kocsis said the two parliamentary groups had watched the film, in which “shocking lies” are told.