Two leaders of the international human rights organisation Human Rights Watch launched a campaign today to achieve that the European People’s Party expels Fidesz.
According to Wenzel Michalski and Philippe Dam, “Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its closest coalition partner the Christian Social Union (CSU) have yet to vigorously challenge the rights-damaging policies of their ally, Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban”, adding that “the silence of the European People’s Party (EPP), the umbrella of center-right parties in European institutions to which CDU, CSU as well as Hungary’s Fidesz belong, has only emboldened Orban at home and abroad”.
“It’s time for the CDU and the CSU to seriously reconsider their ties with Orban’s Fidesz before it further damages democracy in Europe,”
Ruling Fidesz’s spokesman, Balazs Hidveghi said that HRW is a “Soros-funded organisation” which is unable to accept “the defeat” in Hungary’s recent parliamentary election. He said the current campaign was yet another of the “usual attacks” because Hungary and its ruling party “stand up for the country’s independence and reject migration”.
Funded by US billionaire George Soros, organisations such as HRW make all possible efforts to force migrants onto Europe, including Hungary, Hidveghi said.“But we will not allow that, and that is why they are attacking us,” he said.
Source: Hungary Journal/MTI