The European Parliament held a ceremony in its Strasbourg’s hemicycle on Tuesday, marking the creation of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952, the EP’s forerunner.
Before the leaders of the political groups, EP President Roberta Metsola, Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander de Croo, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, and French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne addressed the ceremony.
There were no Hungarian interventions at the ceremony, however, both the governing Fidesz party’s delegation and the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) party commented on the anniversary.
“The European Parliament has become an institution that thinks it can do everything and always has to make its voice heard. It has become an ideological and political pressure organization that constantly ignores the provisions that apply to it and seeks to extend its powers to the limit in an illegal manner,” Fidesz MEP László Trócsányi said, according to the delegation’s statement.
The EP should be a forum for reconciling interests, given that the Member States are the guarantors of sovereignty in the European Union,
“The founding fathers of the EU were true democrats who knew that European institutions could only work well for Europeans if a parliament could scrutinize their activities,” Hungarian opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) MEP Klára Dobrev wrote on Facebook.
The European Parliament, therefore, has a crucial role to play in ensuring that the interests of the European Union as a whole are pursued to the fullest extent possible,
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