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Justice Minister Judit Varga on Wednesday called on the European Commission to drop infringement procedures against Hungary.

In a Facebook entry, the minister said concerning the procedures “launched in connection with Hungary’s handling the migration crisis” that other European Union members “now receive support for the same measures”. She said that some countries had adopted the same practices Hungary had been condemned for in the Sargentini Report.

The European Commission should also drop the infringement procedure launched over Hungary’s paedophilia law, and “stop blackmailing” the country, Varga demanded.

From Law Against Pedophiles to Ban on 'Promoting Homosexuality'
From Law Against Pedophiles to Ban on 'Promoting Homosexuality'

Up until last week, it wasn't mentioned or suggested at all that the tightening and accompanying legislation would one way or another contain any LGBTQI features.Continue reading

The minister insisted that “Brussels is still unable to accept that we won’t allow LGBTQ propaganda in our schools and kindergartens”. “They have exerted pressure on Hungary since 2015 because we stopped illegal migration and now they are attacking us because of the child protection law”, she said.

Concerning an upcoming visit to Hungary by EU Commissioner Didier Reynders, Varga said that the commissioner was “allegedly aiming to conduct a technical dialogue on the rule of law during the election campaign and far from any intentions to interfere with the elections”.

Featured photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI