Coronavirus: Fidesz MEPs Appeal to EP President over LIBE’s Hungary Concern
MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.25.
MEPs of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party have sent a letter to European Parliament President David Sassoli, complaining about a press release by the EP’s LIBE Committee stating worries over Hungary’s measures tackling the novel coronavirus epidemic.
In the letter published on the Fidesz group’s website on Wednesday, the group called it “outrageous that in midst of a deadly Coronavirus pandemics, which threatens the life of millions of Europeans, an EP committee instead of investing its time and intellectual capacities in finding ways of prevention and protection of citizens is engaging itself in a mean party political battling based on lies”.
The letter signed by Tamás Deutsch said that the MEPs fully agree that democratic values and principles must be protected, even in times of a crisis. But, it added, it was equally important to respect the principle of equal and fair treatment.
“If LIBE decides to analyse the compliance of emergency measures against EU law, they should do it in all Member States, without singling out one,” they said.