In an interview with Hungarian news site HVG, Dutch green MEP, resposible for the report about Hungary, said that she presented her report deliberately after the Hungarian general elections in April, in order to avoid influencing the voters.
She stressed that the report is aimed at protecting the rights of Hungarian citizens, their democracy, rule of law and freedom of information. Sargentini stressed that the principle of “the winner takes it all” has no place in a European democracy. She said she was shocked to learn how many international organisations voiced their concers since 2010. Sargentini stressed that it’s time for the EU to act.
Hungarian state secretary Balazs Orban told daily Magyar Idok that the Hungarian voters have given the legitimacy to the government to protect the borders and prevent Hungary from becoming an immigrant country, but the NGO network and the EP’s majority don’t want that. He said that European voters had enough of the “totalitarian” policies of the EU elites.