On July 6th, German Green Party MEP Daniel Freund organized a press conference at which a study was presented calling for the “complete freezing of EU funds Hungary is entitled to, on the grounds of the rule of law conditionality,” Justice Minister Judit Varga reported on social media.
“We are well aware that there is a group in the European Parliament whose agenda consists solely of attacking Hungary and the Hungarian people, but with their latest move they have crossed a certain line,” the Justice Minister said on Facebook.
“There is currently a technical discussion between Hungary and the Commission on the rule of law conditionality procedure. We are ready to negotiate and reach an agreement,” Varga added.
Unfortunately, professional dialogue is not the bread and butter of the Hungarophobic MEPs, hence the publication of such a study, which is not only deeply offensive but also completely disregards the most fundamental values of the European Union.”
“The action of MEPs who are committed to supporting the Hungarian left is outrageous and unacceptable,” the minister concluded.
Hungary and the European Union have long been in dispute over the disbursement of certain EU funds. According to the Hungarian government, Brussels is withholding these monies to which the country is otherwise legally entitled, to use them as political blackmail. The European Union, on the other hand, claims that the funds are not being disbursed because of corruption and the government’s actions that are fundamentally eroding the rule of law in Hungary.
Featured photo via Judit Varga’s Facebook page