Fidesz criticises Juncker after Marx speech

Fidesz expects Brussels to show more respect for the victims of Communism, Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch stressed, speaking in front of Budapest’s House of Terror Museum on Saturday.

Deutsch expressed his shock that Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission is “openly celebrating the father of Communism”. The day before, Juncker attended the celebration marking the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth in Trier.

On Thursday, the European parliamentary group of Fidesz-KDNP called on Juncker to cancel his speech. “Marxist ideology led to the death of tens of millions and ruined the lives of hundreds of millions,” the statement said. “The celebration of its founder is a mockery of their memory,” it added.

“This is particularly appalling for the citizens of countries which suffered for decades under Communist dictatorships. We oppose the EC head’s supportive presence at the celebration, especially since his party family, the European People’s Party, is fighting for the EU to condemn the sins of Nazism and Communism,”

the statement said.

Source: Hungary Journal/MTI

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