Hungarian lawmakers passed a resolution which urges the government “not to give in to blackmail” regarding the European Parliament’s report – written by Judith Sargentini – according to which the country is breaching European values.
The MPs approved the resolution with 129 votes in favour, 26 against and 18 abstentions. Fidesz MPs and 4 independent MPs, who have recently left Jobbik’s group voted in favour. Jobbik’s MPs abstained; LMP, MSZP, DK, Parbeszed and two left-liberal independent MPs voted against the resolution.
The resolution was submitted by the Minister Heading the PM’s Office, Gergely Gulyas and Fidesz group leader Mate Kocsis. The documents rejects the “slanderous pro-migration indictments made in the Sargentini Report”, adding that it “attacks Hungary on the grounds that it didn’t take in migrants, refused to accept the resettlement quotas, closed its borders and criminalised the organisation of illegal migration”.
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