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EU PRESIDENCY - DEUTSCH: 'LEFT-WING EPP', SOCIALISTS AND LIBERALS HAVE FORMED 'PRO-WAR' PLATFORM

 

The “left-wing European People’s Party”, together with the socialists and liberals, have formed a “pro-war platform”, Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch told public radio in an interview. Power politics in Europe, he said, had undermined the will of European voters. Deutsch said there were 20% more “sovereigntist, right-wing and conservative” MEPs as a result of the EP election. “It’s clear that the right-wing, sovereigntist, nationally committed and patriotic parties won the EP election,” he added.
He insisted that Europeans had not voted for a left-wing majority but a right-wing one, and they wanted sovereigntist forces rather than globalists, and they had voted for peace rather than for war. The left-wing platform was overriding the outcome of the EP election, he said, adding that left-liberal forces had dominated the European mainstream “for decades”. He accused the liberal-left of “stealing” the vote from sovereigntist forces and handing them on to the globalist left that supported illegal migration and war. Deutsch called this “a declaration of war against the basic institutions of democracy”.
Meanwhile, he said Péter Magyar and Ferenc Gyurcsány, the leaders of the Tisza Party and the Democratic Coalition (DK), respectively, were forming tight cooperation in European politics, with Tisza representatives in the EPP and DK’s two MEPs part of the European Socialist family, both of which were in a “fraternal” relationship.
The Fidesz MEP said retaining power was paramount in European politics, “no matter how involved the re-anointed Ursula von der Leyen is in one of the gravest corruption cases in the EU’s history.”
Asked about how cooperative EU member states may be during Hungary’s EU presidency, he said that on the one hand, “we can expect loud whining … with statements defaming Hungary for political and ideological reasons” from the European Parliament, while on the other, the presidency itself had put forward a “well-prepared and high-quality” programme backed by 26 EU member states. Not only would EU affairs be well-managed, but new initiatives would be held to solve “the crises affecting the functioning of the EU in the short term”, he said, noting a planned competitiveness pact aimed at preventing the loss of “hundreds of thousands of European jobs” while maintaining “quality of life” of Europeans. Further, he mentioned the need to turn around Europe’s demographics and prevent solutions that would see “mostly illegal immigrants from outside the EU” taking European jobs. For this, policies aimed at stopping illegal migration such as those pursued by Hungary were also needed, he added.