Hungarian left-wing MEPs are doing all they can to undermine their own country, Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch told public radio in an interview on Sunday.
“There’s no kind of low intrigue against Hungary that they wouldn’t support volubly”, the head of the Fidesz EP delegation said, adding that and sometimes the left-wingers “invent” the intrigue themselves. Deutsch accused Hungarian left-wing MEPs of spreading “the biggest possible lies” about the coronavirus epidemic.
He also insisted that besides the Polish opposition led by Donald Tusk, Poland’s former prime minister, only
Hungarian left-wing MEPs had taken “every opportunity … to snoop against their own country”.
The Fidesz politician said Hungarian left-wing MEPs, when the seven-year EU budget was in the process of being adopted in 2019-2020, “worked with all their might to ensure their own country got as little EU funding as possible.”
Meanwhile, on the subject of the EU’s proposal regarding sanctions on Russian oil, Deutsch called the situation “serious and dangerous”.
He accused the Hungarian left wing in recent weeks of initiating the oil and gas sanctions instead of “championing the interests of the Hungarian people”.
The Fidesz MEP said Hungarian left-wingers had always taken the side of Brussels rather than the Hungarian people in international debates. But
now he asked all Hungarian left-wing MEPs “speak out against the oil embargo”.
Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi said in response that Deutsch was “either ignorant of the facts or deliberately lying”. Ujhelyi said he had made it clear “multiple times, weeks ago” that Hungary would only support sanctions on Russian fuels if it received compensation and support from the European community.
Hungary, at the same time, would have to take steps “immediately” to enable its industry to process raw materials other than Russian crude, to ensure secure supplies for households and industry, he said.
Ujhelyi said he had recently sent a letter to the European Commission asking for consideration of the individual situations of member states regarding the “embargo of oil imports”. “This tool is only effective if we aim carefully with it. If the shot goes wide, it can cause grave harm,” he said.
He called on representatives of the Hungarian ruling parties to stop “spreading lies”, and on public media to “adequately” inform the public about the position of all political players.
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As Mr. Orbán has reminded us: Hungary’s back is up against the wall when it comes to Russian oil and gas.
NOW for the BIG QUESTION: for the past DECADE+ our Politicians were spinning their successes negotiating Russian oil, gas, nuclear energy, pharmaceuticals (“Sputnik! The Miracle Drug! Bypass Brussels Bureaucrats!”), metro trains, a freight rail terminal, rail lines, etc.
As our politicians have now conceded, they made Hungary almost TOTALLY DEPENDENT on the Kremlin for at least the next HALF DECADE (“the reprieve we need to change the situation”, they tell the EU).
It is AMAZINGLY BOLD for Mr. Orbán, Mr. Szijjártó (wearing his shiny Russian Order of Friendship badge) and Mr. Deutsch to sit at the table with the EU and claim “Individual Circumstances” – which they actively CREATED.
As for blaming the opposition. The opposition has not been in power since 2010. THEY did not negotiate these Kremlin sweetheart deals. Own your mistakes, Mr. Deutsch & Co. . Thought, not even embargo related: what if anything happens to the Druzhba pipeline, which runs through the Ukraine? “Nuclear Bomb for the Hungarian economy”. Geopolitical disaster. No Plan B.
Dear oh dear, doesn’t that Deutsch character bleat on, what a whinger. Always someone else’s fault.
Once again blaming all and sundry. Constantly pointing the finger elsewhere, it does get boring. If things aren’t going well then look a little closer to home, only got themselves to blame. After all, they’re on they’re fourth term of ‘re-election’! They should stop trying to distract from their own failings.
Still nothing acceptably Hungarian offered by the Gyurcsany crew.
@Andras – it’s the current government who should be keeping us safe and secure. We can reasonably expect a Plan B (again – there isn’t one). We are so vulnerable because of the political choices these past 10+ years. Gyurcsany does not even come into it. Ancient history.