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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Hungary, a victim of EU warmongering and ideological agendas

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Viktor Orbán, PM of Hungary, speaks at CPAC Viktor Orbán, PM of Hungary, speaks at CPAC

Despite alleging that it champions democracy and hopes to ensure that European citizens can “express their views and choose their political leaders”, the European Union (EU) has several times revealed its true colors when it comes to dealing with Viktor Orbán’s Hungary.

 

eblast promptOn June 2, news outlet Politico and globalist mouthpiece published an article citing Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib urging other EU member states to pursue the EU’s Article 7 procedure against Hungary to the next stage, possibly preventing Hungary from voting in EU decisions. This move by the Brussels elites is notwithstanding the fact that Hungary is assuming the role of the EU presidency in July 2024.

“We have a Europe that is making difficult headway, with unfortunately some states—one state in particular—increasingly adopting a transactional, blocking and veto attitude,”Lahbib alleged.

“I think we need to have the courage to make decisions: go right to the end of Article 7, activate Article 7 right to the end, which provides for the end of the right of veto,” she elaborated.

In the EU’s eyes, Hungary’s “offenses” include its various pro-peace policies, such as Orbán’s refusal of military aid to the corrupt Kyiv regime under authoritarian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, opposition to anti-Russian sanctions, as well as reservations about Ukraine joining the bloc.

In the EU’s eyes, Hungary’s “offenses” include its various pro-peace policies, such as Orbán’s refusal of military aid to the corrupt Kyiv regime under authoritarian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, opposition to anti-Russian sanctions, as well as reservations about Ukraine joining the bloc.

Strikingly, the European Commission (EC) declared in May this year that it would cease the Article 7 procedure against Poland, notwithstanding crackdowns on media liberty and political dissent by the leftist government of Donald Tusk. Hence, Hungary is currently the only EU country to face such a censure.

In turn, Balázs Orbán, political director to Viktor Orbán, slammed the EU’s move to stop the Article 7 procedure against Poland as “double standards” by Brussels.

In an interview to Hungarian Conservative, Radosław Fogiel, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing the conservative Polish Law and Justice (PiS) party, lamented that EU politicians could do as they liked as long as Brussels favored them.

As per an egregious court decree on June 13 by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Hungary has to pay a hefty fine of €200 million, with an additional €1 million daily for not abiding by EU’s asylum policies on illegal immigration and for defending the sovereignty of EU borders.

Since 2015, Viktor Orbán and his government have adopted a strict stance against illegal immigration when over a million people, most of them Syrian, entered the EU unlawfully and even undocumented.

In response to the ECJ ruling, Orbán tweeted :

“It seems that illegal migrants are more important to the Brussels bureaucrats than their own European citizens.”

The Hungarian leader added that the EU ruling was “outrageous” and “unacceptable”.

In January this year, EU documents disclosed clandestine plans worked out by a European Council official to stage a financial crisis in Hungary, particularly undermining the country’s currency and debt servicing in an aim to penalize the ruling Fidesz government over its position on Ukraine.

In January this year, EU documents disclosed clandestine plans worked out by a European Council official to stage a financial crisis in Hungary, particularly undermining the country’s currency and debt servicing in an aim to penalize the ruling Fidesz government over its position on Ukraine. The Financial Times (FT) reported how the EU planned to block all EU funding going to Hungary permanently, thus causing a situation where“financial markets and European and international companies might be less interested to invest in Hungary.” Canceling EU funding could also “quickly trigger a further increase of the cost of funding of the public deficit and a drop in the currency,” the FT report added.

Furthermore, Hungary’s detractors in the European Parliament passed a punitive resolution threatening legal action against the European Commission for its decision to release €10.2 billion in cohesion funds for Hungary, funds already meant for the Central European country, in December 2023.

The left-leaning resolution “calls on the European Council [the governments of the 27 member states] to determine whether Hungary has committed serious and persistent breaches of EU values.” “EU values”  arguably include progressive gender ideologies and multiculturalism as a result of unbridled immigration from countries without a Christian heritage.

Undaunted, Orbán decried the resolution:

 “Liberal MEPs attacked Hungary once again yesterday. They want to give money to #Ukraine for 4 years, while the European elections are just 5 months away. They essentially want to strip people of their rights to make decisions on their future. What an anti-democratic position!”

In context, the Orbán government has been assiduous in defending traditional family values against the LGBT+ agenda, much to the chagrin of the EU.  In 2021, for instance, the Hungarian parliament adopted a bill enabling tougher anti pedophilia and banning the promotion of gender ideologies in media and schools (sans parental consent).

In context, the Orbán government has been assiduous in defending traditional family values against the LGBT+ agenda, much to the chagrin of the EU.  In 2021, for instance, the Hungarian parliament adopted a bill enabling tougher anti pedophilia and banning the promotion of gender ideologies in media and schools (sans parental consent).

In December 2022, the European Commission decided to suspend €22 billion of EU cohesion funds for Hungary until the Hungarian government complies with the EU’s pro-LGBT+ demands and other issues, like widespread illegal immigration. As if eager to join the EU in its criticism of Hungary, US Ambassador to Hungary David Pressman, who has a track record of undermining sovereign Hungarian decisions regarding family and morals, alleged that pro-Orbán Hungarian media hinted that he—a publicly gay man and father of two—was a potential pedophile in recent media coverage.

Little wonder Hungarian politician Gergely Gulyás notably remarked that “when Brussels demands equality in sex education it means that we should allow LGBTQ activists into schools and kindergartens”, according to reports by Hungary Today.

Still unwavering in his family-friendly stance, Orbán articulated his wishes that pro-family forces would rise during the 2024 European Parliament elections, during a speech on September 14 last year  at the Demographic Summit in Budapest.

Highlighting the Hungarian government’s commitment to protecting Christians both in the country and abroad, Tristan Azbej, the Hungarian foreign ministry’s state secretary overseeing the help of persecuted Christians in Budapest urged EU politicians to aid persecuted Christians, declaring:

“This is one of the greatest and most silent humanitarian and human rights crises of our time.” 

Additionally, Hungary was prompted to defend its stance forbidding euthanasia, or assisted suicide, as the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) heard a case from Dániel Karsai, a solicitor attempting to repeal the ban.

In July 2021, Karsai  was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. He sued the Hungarian government  for banning euthanasia and assisted suicide, including banning helping someone to travel overseas to end his or her life. Thanks be to God, however, that the ECHR dismissed Karsai’s challenge of the Hungarian government, ruling that there was “no basis for concluding that the member states are thereby advised, let alone required, to provide access” to assisted suicide.

Evidently, Orbán’s fortitude in resisting the ideological and foreign policy diktats of the Brussels elite (as well as its American Deep State counterparts) is praiseworthy. God willing, Orbán and other conservative members of the Hungarian government would not have to suffer the same fate as Slovakia’s Robert Fico by going against EU ideologies and narratives.

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Angeline Tan | Remnant Columnist, Singapore

Angeline is a Catholic writer who enjoys Catholic history and architecture. Her favorite saints include Saint Joseph, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Saint Philomena and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of all Saints.