Minister of Justice Judit Varga has asked the European Commission to reveal whether it has cooperated in any way with the NGO Action for Democracy.
Varga said she has sent a letter on behalf of the government to Vera Jourova, EU commissioner for values and transparency, noting that with regard to the 2022 Hungarian general election, it had become apparent that Hungary’s opposition parties had received large foreign donations from outside the European Union, including funding from Action for Democracy, and the funding was aimed at influencing the election. The related data is publicly available, she said in a post on Facebook.
The significance of the case reverberates beyond Hungary, and European countries “must have verified information about any external influence on their democratic election processes,” she wrote, noting the corruption case linked to Qatar which, she wrote, “requires special attention from the EU institutions”.
Varga also called on the EC to protect the purity of democratic elections and the common values of the EU by considering election financing from outside the EU in respect of member states’ elections “as a risk factor in its country reports”.
We all know the answer.
The “97% Nem” campaign, with posters, etc. all over Budapest, is hugely expensive. You can be much more than 97% sure that the money did not come from ordinary citizens’ donations to the “opposition.”
We didn’t just fall off the back of a turnip truck: It’s very clear who’s behind all this, and it’s not regular Hungarian citizens.