An increasing number of countries are praising Hungary’s “rational” stance on the sanctions and oil embargo, states the Hungarian Justice Minister. In another statement, Judit Varga also slammed European decision-makers, who in her view, are just pushing for more sanctions, and are giving up on peace.
According to Varga, two conclusions may be drawn from debates of the past few weeks:
- “… Hungary has once again managed to defend its position against those who have almost completely lost touch with reality and want to introduce sanctions that would hurt us more than the target country.”
- “…Even though other Member States benefit from the exemption from the embargo, we are the only ones who speak up and go to any lengths to defend the interests of the people.”
In another Facebook post, she also called out “European decision-makers” who in her view “have now given up on achieving peace. Instead, they are calling for more and more sanctions, although these acts would only deepen the crisis and destroy the entire European economy,” she wrote.
According to Varga, “we can only stop price hikes, high inflation rates, and product shortages if Europe gives up its current policies and finances peace!”
In reference to a recent meeting of Reporters Without Borders, where according to Varga, they once again slammed the Hungarian media landscape response, and “a close colleague of EU Commissioner Vera Jourová reacted by saying that they were already “creatively” looking for solutions to link the media market situation with the rule of law in order to reopen infringement proceedings against Hungary, she reminded her social media followers: “…the European Commission has no competence in media matters and the rule of law condition may only be applied in cases where the EU budget is at risk!“
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