Daily News | Nov 4, 2018 | 2
Orbán’s cabinet: Sargentini report ‘last, desperate attack’
The European Parliament’s “pro-migration majority” is preparing to launch a “last and desperate attack on Hungary”, Antal Rogán, the head of the prime minister’s cabinet, told reporters concerning the EP’s Sargentini report on the state of the rule of law in the country.
Rogán spoke before a meeting dubbed Civic Picnic in Kötcse, in southwestern Hungary, on Saturday, and said that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán would focus on the upcoming European Parliamentary elections in his address to the meeting, and added that the elections would be “dominated by the subject of migration”.
Rogán insisted that the migration crisis has created a “democratic deficit” in Europe, and argued that “the majority of the EP and of the European Commission support migration, while more and more Europeans are against it, and the majority of the EP seems to be unwilling to acknowledge that”.
He also insisted that a new EP and EC “without a majority of pro-migration politicians” would “restore order”.
Concerning a vote in the EP on the Sargentini document next week, Rogán said that “the decision will not count… what counts is what people say in the EP elections next May“.
Jozsef Szajer, MEP of ruling Fidesz, said on his arrival to the meeting that the EP was “preparing to take revenge” on Hungary. He also said that the European People’s Party, of which Fidesz is a member, has “different positions” concerning the document, and suggested that some EPP MEPs may not support Fidesz in the Sargentini vote.
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