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Hungary’s foreign minister: Juncker wants to protect democracy from the people

Hungary’s foreign minister: Juncker wants to protect democracy from the people

On Saturday, in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that President of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker wants to protect democracy from the people.

The Minister reacted to a statement by Mr. Juncker to Austrian daily Kurier, in which he said that holding referenda on every decision made by the European Council and the European Parliament from now on, is a threat to legal certainty. He also added that the system of relocation quotas is based on the principle of solidarity.

According to Mr. Szijjártó however, mandatory relocation quotas are based on the “principle of stupidity”, and the people of Hungary have the right to give their opinion in these critical issues. Especially so, if “terror attacks and murders committed by migrants incapable of integration” have become routine in Europe, he added.

Photo: MTI/EPA/Patrick Seeger

Fina Aristic

Source: MTI/kormany.hu

1 Comment

  1. Robin Watts

    Perhaps Democracy would be better served if it was protected against Mr Juncker.

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