If the EU’s charges of corruption against Hungary were true, the country’s economic growth would not have been continuous for several years, a European lawmaker of ruling Fidesz said in a roundtable discussion on French television on Wednesday.
Corruption charges against Hungary are yet another example of Brussels using an important issue such as graft and an important ideal such as the rule of law to blackmail a conservative, Christian Democratic government, Balázs Hidvéghi said in the La faute a l’Europe? programme.
Hungary, similarly to France, prosecutes 67 percent of cases forwarded to it by the European Union’s anti-fraud office OLAF compared with the EU average of 37 percent, Hidvéghi said, noting that the ratio in neighbouring Austria is 25 percent.
“It goes to show that the EU has no solid point of reference to present when implying corruption”.
Brussels is unable to accept the sovereign decision of the Hungarian people which has been shown clearly by ruling Fidesz’s winning this year’s general election in a landslide for the fourth time in a row.
It shows the success of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s policy and a rejection of accusations and political pressure exerted by Brussels.