Children are “held sacred” in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview to public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió on Friday. “We can’t let sexual propagandists into our schools,” he said.
Orbán accused Brussels of abusing its power and “forcing on us what we don’t want”. “Our children and their upbringing is all about their freedom,” he said. Orbán called the European Commission’s standpoint on the matter “shameful” and he accused it of “legal hooliganism”.
Both family law and education, he added, were national competences, and Brussels had nothing to do with them.
He appealed to Hungarians who “consider the government’s ability to protect the interests of parents as essential” to fill in the National Consultation survey.
PM Orbán has sent a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, expressing Hungary’s condolences to the families of victims of the floods that have ravaged western Germany in the past few days, the PM’s press chief said on Friday. Orbán said he was “distressed” to learn of the disaster, which has killed at least 80 people in North Rhine-Westphalia. Hungary is ready to help in damage control in the region with “all means at its disposal”, Bertalan Havasi said.