Tamás Deutsch in a letter to fellow MEPs has said “the time has come to substantially deal with” the case of the “external influence of the Soros network on EU institutions”.
Deutsch, who heads Fidesz’s EP group, said in the letter posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday that a recent series of articles in the pro-Fidesz daily Magyar Nemzet had “finally uncovered” how the “network” of financier George Soros truly operated.
He said the articles had provided “irrefutable evidence” concerning the network’s modus operandi, which many had dismissed as “fiction or a conspiracy theory”.
The report, he added, provided evidence of the operation of “double standards, fake news and manipulation” against Hungary and Poland on the part of the “Soros network”.
Deutsch told MEPs in his letter that the issue went beyond Hungary and Poland, insisting it was a “pan-European problem”. Its manipulations, he added, extended to western mainstream media, which, he insisted, echoed the biases of Soros’s NGOs.
The Soros network, moreover, increasingly influenced the activities and decisions of EU institutions, he said, insisting that politicians and bureaucrats had been parachuted into EU positions by the network, threatening the integrity of those institutions.
Referring to a report by Sergey Lagodinsky of the Greens/European Free Alliance group to be discussed at this week’s EP plenary session, he said the report suggested that Soros’s political lobbyists “disguised as NGOs” should be protected from the jurisdiction of EU member states, which, he said, would erode transparency and accountability.
“In this case, too, the absurd idea of representing the Soros network’s self-interest is now passing through the European Parliament like a hot knife through butter,” Deutsch said.
The MEP said that failure to take “appropriate action” against the external influence of the Soros network on the EU could lead to mounting tensions between member states and EU institutions and add strains to European cooperation.
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