Summer School In Transylvania: Traditional European Values Are At Stake, Participants Warn
Tamás Székely 2016.07.21.
The European Union has “the most intolerant European elite”, Gergely Gulyás, deputy speaker of the Hungarian Parliament and head of the legislative committee, said in Tusnádfürdő (Băile Tuşnad) in central Romania.
Participating in a round table on the first day of the “Tusványos” summer university held every year in Transylvania, Gulyás called on Europe’s elite to show “at least some tolerance” towards traditional European values. Christianity must be seen as a fundamental value in social policy, he insisted. It is no longer the case that all values are shared within the EU, he said. Hungary, for instance, in the areas of family policy or social policy, does not have much in common with Scandinavian countries.
Zsolt Németh, the head of Hungarian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said that Christian Europe is not a religious concept but should be seen as a bridge between the Christian church and European politics. “There are no politics without values; it is values that politics must be built on,” said Németh, adding that the separation of church and state is a fundamental principle in Christian societies but not in Islam.
Szabolcs Takács, Hungary’s state secretary for EU affairs, said Europe has, and must have, a Christian vision which is based on Christian foundations.