Interview

Interview with Georg Mayer

“The are too many debates about Hungary”

“When left wing and liberal forces in the parliament can’t make something officially, then they use another institution to reach their goal”, Austrian member of the European Parliament, Georg Mayer told Magyar Hírlap about attacks against Hungary.

Georg Mayer

The plenary of the European Parliament adopted another resolution about Hungary last week. The document is dominated by the claims of the left wing and liberal groups, though motions for implementing Article Nr 7 against Hungary and asking the LIBE committee to make another report fell through.

MEP of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ), Georg Mayer told Magyar Hírlap that neither FPÖ, nor the Europe of Nations and Freedom group supported any of the motions. “I remember well how the European Union acted when FPÖ was in the Austrian government with the People’s Party. The EU can’t tell which government it likes and which it doesn’t like, only the voters can decide”, Mayer emphasised, reminding that the parliament has already debated about Hungary three or four times since he was elected in 2014, even though “the Hungarian government is only doing it’s duty, making politics for the Hungarian people”.

Speaking about the new European citizens’ initiative for implementing Article Nr 7 against Hungary – started by the Brussels based European Humanist Federation – Mayer noted that when left wing and liberal forces in the parliament can’t make something officially, then they use another institution to reach their goal. “They try to picture this initiative as it was started by non-political actors, but it’s obviously not true”, he added. (…)

Read the whole interview in English or in Hungarian on Magyar Hírlap Online!

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