A demonstration in Brussels by the Radical European Democrats (RED) dubbed “Stop Orbán” is not about Hungary’s new labor code, the judicial system or the rule of law and democracy but it is the work of the “Soros network”, state secretary for international communications Zoltán Kovács said in a blog entry on Tuesday.
The demonstration shows “the international Left engaged in a concerted campaign effort, desperate to find some sliver of hope for their own electoral chances and to smear a popular, democratically elected government that staunchly opposes immigration and insists on national sovereignty,” he said.
Anyone who looks at the details of the new labour law, can see that the claims of the Hungarian government’s political opponents are a farce, he added.
The new rules make it possible for employees to voluntarily work more overtime hours, Kovács said.
Referring to an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) chart which he inserted in the post, he said it showed that the new rules would take Hungary closer to the OECD average.
“But if you’re worried about ‘slavery,’ you should probably look at some of those other labor markets,” he added.
As regards the judicial system, Kovács said Hungary’s legal system has long been a part of the Austrian and German legal tradition, where the constitutional courts are clearly independent. These new courts would do nothing to undermine that, he said, referring to the public administration courts.
He sharply criticised the “unsavory coalition of parties” that have joined forces.
“They’ve got the Hungarian Socialists and the Liberals and the Green and, in their Budapest demonstrations and plans to compile a common list for the European Parliamentary elections in May, they also include – waitforit – the far-right, anti-Semitic, anti-Roma Jobbik,” he said.
He added that Jobbik is the same party whose vice president once called for a list to be drawn up “to find out how many MPs or government officials of Jewish origin there are who pose a certain national security threat.”
“For years, Leftists, the liberal media establishment, and the pro-migration Brussels elite have tried to smear the Orban Government as ‘anti-semitic’ and ‘xenophobic’. [Dutch Green MEP Judith] Sargentini even had the audacity to include a passage about ‘rights of persons belonging to minorities, including Roma and Jews’ in her report.
But what do they do when Hungary’s left cozies up to the real xenophobes? They simply turn a blind eye,” Kovács said in the blog entry.
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