The European Parliament debated the European Commission’s proposal for a European Certificate of Parenthood on Wednesday. According to Fidesz MEP Ernő Schaller-Baross, any proposal that would make the recognition of parental status between member states mandatory is a serious abuse of the EU’s powers.
This debate both raises a legal issue and implies an ideological commitment, the Hungarian governing party’s politician said. “This is a legal question, because family law is rooted in the history, culture, and social values of the member states. That is precisely why this question falls strictly under the jurisdiction of the nation states. This is an ideological commitment because
the EU institutions are launching a warfare of ideas against the traditional European Christian family model, by circumventing the Treaties,”
Schaller-Baross remarked that the Fundamental Law of Hungary is also clear from a legal and an ideological point of view: the mother is a woman, the father is a man, and the concept of family is the competence of the nation states.
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