According to the Fidesz-KDNP coalition, the European Parliament in its current form should be abolished. On Tuesday evening at 9.15 pm, four members of the Hungarian Parliament from the governing party, László Kövér (Fidesz), the Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, Zsolt Semjén (KDNP), deputy prime minister, István Simicskó, leader of the KDNP parliamentary group and Máté Kocsis, leader of the Fidesz parliamentary group presented a grand European vision to the Hungarian Parliament.
In this draft resolution, they describe what they think the government should achieve in the debate on the reorganisation of the European Union, 444.hu reports.
According to the news portal, one of the most interesting proposals is to abolish the European Parliament in its current form. Instead, it is suggested that national parliaments should delegate representatives instead of directly elected MEPs.
In addition, the four politicians would give all national parliaments the right to veto EU legislation, and give them and national governments the right to initiate new EU laws.
Among the proposals is that the EU should never be allowed to take a loan again; the huge RRF aid package is the only major EU loan scheme so far, but Hungary is the only member state that cannot access the money it is owed because of excessive corruption risks.
According to the proposal of the four Hungarian politicians, a new treaty would state that the EU is based on Christian foundations, but would remove the “ever closer union” clause from the current text.
They also see the protection of indigenous minorities as a common task, but would not give the Brussels institutions any say in immigration matters. They would quickly admit Balkan countries applying to join the EU.
The debate on the restructuring of the Union will be on the agenda of the European Council for the first time on Thursday. There, Viktor Orbán will have the opportunity to represent the principles, although Hungarian MEPs will not be able to vote on the resolution in Parliament until then. 444.hu underscores that the political declaration is a call for the government to adopt a position, but it has no legal relevance.
Source: 444.hu, 24.hu