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Foreign Minister Comments on Belgian Threat to Silence Calls for a Diplomatic Solution in Ukraine

MTI-Hungary Today 2024.06.04.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó expressed concerns about Brussels’ intentions to suppress pro-peace forces by silencing and excluding Hungary from EU decision-making processes.

His comments were made in reaction to the Belgian Foreign Minister’s statement, who suggested advancing the Article 7 rule of law procedure against Hungary, potentially stripping it of its voting rights in the EU Council.

Minister Szijjártó emphasized the critical nature of the upcoming EP elections, suggesting that such a significant decision should not precede Hungarian public input. He accused Brussels of being in a “state of war-madness” and attempting to eliminate opposition to war.

Brussels is now trying to remove the last obstacle to war,” he stated, highlighting the urgency of the situation with the elections just days away.

He warned of a looming “third world war” if the current trajectory continues unchecked.

“There is a curfew panic, six days to go until the European elections, six days to go before people pull the emergency brake on the pro-war train,” Péter Szijjártó declared, urging European citizens to use their vote as a means to halt the pro-war agenda. He further accused the Belgian Foreign Minister of attempting to silence peace advocates by moving forward with Article 7. “

The Belgian Foreign Minister is taking the initiative to exclude Hungary from EU decision-making processes so that we Hungarians cannot represent our position,” he criticized.

Mr. Szijjártó called for strong support in the June 9 elections, believing it crucial to resist the mounting pressure and continue advocating for peace. “We need very strong support and a big victory on June 9 to be able to resist the pressure in the coming weeks and months,” he asserted, stressing the need for overwhelming public backing to maintain Hungary’s stance against war.

Parliamentary Secretary of State Barna Pál Zsigmond echoed these sentiments, highlighting the strategic political pressure on Hungary in the lead-up to the elections. He suggested that the “pro-war” campaigners aim to discourage Hungarians from standing up for peace. “On June 9 we will tell them that they cannot,” he emphasized, underscoring the importance of the elections in maintaining Hungary’s veto power within the EU.

Mr. Zsigmond also criticized the globalist elite and Brussels bureaucracy for their attempts to influence the elections, drawing parallels to previous actions taken against other EU Member States.

He pointed out that Brussels had reversed the rule of law procedure against Poland following a left-wing government victory there, indicating a pattern of political manipulation. “Brussels’ problem is that Hungary does not have a pro-war government,” he remarked, emphasizing the widespread support for peace among the Hungarian populace, as evidenced by the large turnout at the recent Peace March.

Zsigmond reinforced these points, describing the veto as a vital democratic tool designed to ensure that Member States are not bypassed on national sovereignty issues. He stressed that Hungary’s priority is to prevent war from reaching the EU, noting that if it does, Article 7 will be the least of their concerns. “We do not want to go to war, we will not allow Europe to be dragged into war,” he concluded, urging solidarity for peace in the upcoming elections.

Belgian Minister Calls for Excluding Hungary from EU Decision-making Processes
Belgian Minister Calls for Excluding Hungary from EU Decision-making Processes

Brussels wants to suppress the pro-peace forces and remove the last obstacle to war by silencing and excluding Hungary from decision-making processes, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in Budapest on Monday. The Minister was referring to a recent statement by his Belgian counterpart that the Article 7 rule of law procedure […]Continue reading

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