Addressing the 30th congress of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz in Budapest on Saturday, Máté Kocsis, the party’s parliamentary group leader, said Fidesz’s aim was to “leave behind a stronger, more protected and better country than the one we inherited”.
Speaking about the opposition, he said “Ferenc Gyurcsány’s people . have done everything possible against their homeland in Brussels”. He said the opposition had “tried getting into power using the money of billionaires, and to this day we don’t know what they promised in return for the dollars [they were donated]”.
The “members of the dollar left”, he said, “regularly ignore Hungarian interests while following foreign orders in domestic politics”. “They really do dance to the tune of Soros and the Brussels elite,” he added.
“We will protect our country’s sovereignty, we will act against any attempted foreign influence operation, even amending the relevant laws,” Kocsis said.
The protection of Hungary’s sovereignty will be guaranteed by the Fundamental Law, all entities contesting elections will be subject to the same rules, and accepting foreign campaign donations will be punishable by up to three years in prison, he said.
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Speaker: ‘This is our country and we will preserve it’
Addressing a congress of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party on Saturday, Speaker of Parliament László Kövér said: “This is our country, and we will preserve it for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.” Assessing the events of the two years since Fidesz’s last congress, Kövér noted the outbreak of the war between Russia and Ukraine, and the 11 sanctions packages approved by the European Union in response. He said the sanctions had ended up hurting the European economy rather than the Russian, and had also failed to bring an end to the conflict, “much to the delight of those with arms and oil business interests”.
He said that in response to the formation of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s fifth government, “the federalists in Brussels are trying to outsource the country’s independent judiciary . to all kinds of agencies while trying to rob us of our money”.
The EU has failed to integrate either Turkiye or any of the Western Balkan countries awaiting membership, and “there’s an inpouring of millions of conquerors disguised as refugees”, Kövér said. Meanwhile, he added, Europe was two years closer “to its own elimination”.
“A golden age has come to an end, being replaced by inflation and economic and income contraction,” the speaker said.
At the same time, employment and investments are rising, giving hope for the start of a new boom period, he added.
“We haven’t got any younger, but we are, perhaps, happier, and possibly even a bit wiser,” Kövér said.
Deutsch: ‘Brussels bureaucrats becoming fanatical war agitators’
It is “shocking, outrageous and painful” to see every day that “the bureaucrats of the European Union which began as a peace project are becoming fanatical war agitators”, Tamás Deutsch, an MEP of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz, told the party’s 30th congress on Saturday.
The EU’s mission is to guarantee the peace of the hundreds of millions of people living in Europe and its neighbourhood, Deutsch said. But while many are dying in the war in Ukraine, “every MEP of the Hungarian dollar left in Brussels is pushing for escalating the war and more and more weapons deliveries”, he added.
Hungary’s left-wing MEPs, he said, wanted the country to be dragged into the conflict. “But no matter how strong the headwind, we’ll stay out of this war and represent a policy of peace,” he said.
Meanwhile, Deutsch said that “despite all the attacks from Brussels”, Hungary had for years been successful in protecting its southern borders, and in doing so, the EU as well. The Hungarian authorities have prevented the entry of more than 230,000 illegal migrants so far this year, and have prevented more than a million illegal entries since 2015, he said.
He said the MEPs of the “Hungarian dollar left” were “backstabbing Hungarians” because they had declared in a referendum that “only we can decide whom we want to live together with”.
Deutsch said Brussels bureaucrats also wanted to force Hungary to scrap its child protection law “so that gender sensitivity commandos can roam free in Hungarian kindergartens and schools”.
“We understand the message: we’ll be tightening the child protection law,” Deutsch said.
On another subject, he said the “Brussels bureaucracy” was unlawfully withholding the funds owed to Hungary for political reasons. “They don’t like the decisions we’ve been making since 2010,” he said, insisting that “[Democratic Coalition leader] Ferenc Gyurcsany and the comrades of the dollar left” were the ones behind the “politically extortionate terms they want to force on Hungary”.
Deutsch said change was needed in both Brussels in Hungary, arguing that it was “inconceivable” that Hungarian MEPs should be allowed to manoeuvre against their own country in the future.
Migration greatest threat
Migration is the greatest threat hanging over Hungary as it cannot be rectified “if we get it wrong just once”, the deputy head of ruling Fidesz told the 30th party congress on Saturday. “If we don’t protect our country, we will be lost,” Lajos Kósa said.
Due to Islamic radicalism, Europe will “surely dismantle itself” if it fails to handle migration, he said. Migration must be stopped, Kosa said. He lambasted MEP Anna Donath of the opposition Momentum, who had said migration was “a fake issue”, and Democratic Coalition head Ferenc Gyurcsany, who had called “dog poo a bigger problem than migration”. Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony had proposed to turn military barracks into “migrant camps”, he said.
He said no politician should be voted for unless they take a firm stand saying “we will stop migration, Hungary belongs to Hungarians!”.
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