“We expect the rotating French presidency of the [European] Council to stop applying double standards and political blackmail,” Tamas Deutsch, ruling Fidesz’s EP group leader, said on the sidelines of the European Parliament’s plenary on Wednesday. Deutsch insisted that those tools were “dishonest, disrespectful and illegitimate means that could seriously undermine European values”. He said the French programme contained both “encouraging and worrying components” in … Continue reading Deutsch asks Macron not to apply double standards
Ruling Fidesz MEPs have sent a letter of protest to the European Commission arguing that the appointed liaison of the delegation preparing this year’s rule-of-law report on Hungary, was “an out-and-out left-wing political activist”. Fidesz EP group leader Tamas Deutsch noted that the EC had promised an “unbiased” 2020 rule-of-law report. He accused the EC of instead having produced “a political pamphlet” echoing the European … Continue reading Fidesz critical of rule-of-law report liaison
The head of Fidesz’s EP delegation, Tamas Deutsch urged Dacian Ciolos, president of the Renew group to react to statements by the chairman of their Hungarian member party, Momentum. Deutsch reminded that Andras Fekete-Gyor made the following remarks in a video: „I believe, and in this respect I am more radical than the majority, that those propagandists, and I mean propagandists that work for TV2 … Continue reading Momentum chairman threatens journalists
Fidesz-KDNP MEPs Kinga Gal and Tamas Deutsch sent a letter to David Sassoli, the President of the European Parliament about the continuous intimidation of the Hungarian national community in Ukraine. Gal and Deutsch reminded that in their first letter they “offered a detailed description of an unjustified and violent action delivered by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on 30.11.2020 against several institutions of the … Continue reading Unprecedented threats against Hungarians in Ukraine
The mayor of Budapest’s 11th district spoke in a positive way about Adolf Hitler at a council meeting last week. The video of his remarks was published by the pro-government news channel, Hir TV. Continue reading “Left-wing politician praises Hitler”
Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch says the key task in 2020 is to put a halt to migration to Europe.
The new European Commission assuming office in November plans to increase direct funding for towns and villages, distributed not on a political basis but on the quality of their programmes, opposition mayoral candidate for Budapest Gergely Karacsony said on Thursday after meeting European Union officials. Continue reading “Opposition mayoral candidate meets Timmermans”
Graft under the previous, Socialist and Liberal governments, has “largely contributed” to findings in the latest annual report of the European Union’s anti-corruption office (OLAF), ruling Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch told Hungarian journalists in Brussels on Wednesday.
Right wingers in the European Parliament supported Ursula von der Leyen’s winning the post of European Commission president, while the majority of the Left voted against her, Hungary’s MEP Balazs Hidveghi told Hungarian reporters after the vote on Tuesday night. Continue reading “Fidesz “advanced its confidence” to Von der Leyen”
Hungarian MEPs Tamas Deutsch and Kinga Gal (ruling Fidesz) as well as Istvan Ujhelyi (Socialist) have been elected vice chairpersons of committees of the European Parliament. Continue reading “Scandal over Fidesz’s committee nominations”