The Hungarian government will not receive the Dutch parliamentary delegation visiting Budapest to investigate the state of the rule of law in the country, a foreign ministry official told public media on Tuesday.
Tamas Menczer, state secretary for communications and international representation, said The Netherlands was not a Hungarian oversight body, and Dutch pro-migration politicians had no right to carry out an investigation in Hungary.
“What if a Hungarian group were to look into how the previous Dutch ambassador to Budapest compared the Islamic State to Hungary just because we say no to illegal migration?”
He noted that MEP Judith Sargentini and European Union vice commissioner Frans Timmermans were also Dutch, and billionaire “George Soros’s people”.
Hungarian and Dutch media reported last week that the EU affairs committee of the Dutch parliament wants to investigate the situation of the rule of law in Hungary. They also wanted to send a delegation to Budapest, but canceled the trip after the Hungarian parliament refused to cooperate with them.
Geert Wilders, president of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) told Hungarian daily Magyar Idok that the majority of the committee’s members are just like Judith Sargentini, “anti-Orban and anti-Hungary”. He advised members of the Hungarian not to pay attention to them or to get involved in the procedure.
Zoltan Kovacs, the government’s international spokesman said that the pro-migration political elite of the Netherlands has been leading the provocative anti-Hungarian campaign for years.
Source: MTI/Hungary Journal