Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Monday that she had refused a request by members of the PEGA Committee to meet her.
Varga, who is in charge of European Union affairs, said on Facebook that in line with the Treaty on European Union, safeguarding national security remains the exclusive competence of the member states but “the mandate of the PEGA Committee is dangerously exceeding EU and institutional competences”.
“The Hungarian Government is opposed to these practices, and therefore, in the interest of protecting the rule of law, we will not endorse them by cooperating with the PEGA Committee,” she added. Varga said she was not in a position to meet the delegation, adding that “we do not wish to assist to the performance of the Hungarian and European left-wing funded by Soros-dollars”. The ten-member EP delegation of the PEGA Committee arrived for a two-day visit to Budapest on Monday.
“Monday starts with a Brussels farce,” Varga wrote in her Facebook post this morning. Check out her post below.
If the Hungarian Government sent a delegation to Brussels to investigate the massive corruption there would the EU officials meet with such a committee?
The EU would say the committee did not have the right to interfere.
The same thing applies here. This EU commitee stuffed full of anti Hungarian Liberals and Green politician has not legal right to request the appearance of any Hungarian Minister.
Stay with your boy Trump, Brucey. Keep your hate on your side of the Atlantic.
Lets do the math. There are 27 countries in the EU, 26 of them do not buy the “look at that” Hungarian smoke screen
There are 447,000,000, and 9,700,000 in Hungary, a country that has almost gone broke because the government just can not play by the rules. So, when hundreds of millions of people in 26 out of 27 countries tell you that you are wrong, it would not be a bad bet that they are right.
@Bruce – in the “massive European corruption” – there were numerous arrests and on ongoing investigation. Where are the arrests in Hungary?
Also – when you enter into an agreement with foreign nations – the European Union, NATO, whatever. You give up some of your sovereignty, because doing so gives you other benefits. And then – there are certain duties and obligations.
The use of Pegasus surveillance software can be in contravention of EU law (which we signed up to) – especially if you’re using it to spy on political opponents, the press, lawyers … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus_(spyware) with a nice “whataboutism” twist from Mr. Kósa.
Whataboutism gives a clue to its meaning in its name. It is not merely the changing of a subject (“What about the economy?”) to deflect away from an earlier subject as a political strategy; it’s essentially a reversal of accusation, arguing that an opponent is guilty of an offense just as egregious or worse than what the original party was accused of doing, however unconnected the offenses may be (source: Merriam-Webster).