2020. 07. 23.
Two days after the Heads of State and Government of the EU Member States reached an agreement on the multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027 and the NextGeneration EU financial package for the recovery of national economies affected by the coronavirus epidemic, MEPs voted on a resolution on the agreement in the European Parliament. Fidesz and KDNP MEPs reject the resolution supported mainly by the EP’s left-liberal majority. This left-liberal majority wants to destroy the historic agreement, goes against the interests of European citizens and seeks to put on the agenda again the so-called rule of law mechanism suitable for political blackmailing of Member States, all of which would delay the adoption of the financial package for the European Union’s post-crisis economic recovery.
According to Fidesz and KDNP MEPs, it is a huge victory for the Hungarian people that the Hungarian Prime Minister has managed to get Hungary 3 billion euros more of cohesion funding from the next EU budget after long and difficult negotiations. The Hungarian position, consistently represented from the beginning, has achieved its goal and the distribution of EU funds has become fairer. It is also a serious achievement that we have managed to repel the tough attacks on our national sovereignty and that Hungary itself can decide on the use of the EU funds that belong to us. Based on the agreement reached in the European Council, Hungary will receive more EU support than ever before within the seven-year budget. Thanks to the consistent, hard and courageous negotiations of the Hungarian Prime Minister, Hungary belongs to the small group of the most successful countries.
According to Fidesz and KDNP MEPs, the European Parliament should act in support of the historic agreement on the EU framework budget and the NextGeneration EU financial package in order to represent and protect the common interests of European citizens, by ratifying it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, however, the EP’s proposal for a resolution does not serve the interests of European citizens. The decision rejects the agreement of the leaders of Member States. The undoubtedly historic agreement, which in the spirit of European solidarity helps the most disadvantaged countries in southern Europe, simultaneously serves the interests of all the Member States, the Union and thus millions of European citizens.
In his plenary speech, József Szájer also rejected the application of the double standard against Hungary. He emphasized that those who criticize Hungary in connection with the rule of law would empty the concept itself. He reminded those present that his generation had to fight for the rule of law that was successfully achieved in Hungary, and which means freedom, national independence and democracy.
Unfortunately, the Hungarian people could not count on the Hungarian opposition MEPs again. MEPs of the MSZP, DK, Momentum and Jobbik once again supported those who are against of the interests of Hungarian citizens, who under the so-called rule of law mechanism want to create an institution of political blackmail against Hungary, and, ultimately, they want to take away the opportunity for the Hungarian people to decide on the use of EU funds for Hungary.
The agreement of the Heads of State and Government means more than 40 billion euros in EU funds for Hungarian enterprises, Hungarian farmers, Hungarian local governments, health and education institutions, civic communities, the Hungarian people, and Hungary for the next seven years — a Hungarian victory of unprecedented EU development funds. All those who do not support the agreement reached in the European Council because of their selfish political interests are saying no to this EUR 40 billion EU fund.
MEPs from Fidesz and KDNP have rejected a resolution backed mainly by a left-liberal majority in the EP seeking to destroy the historic agreement against the interests of European citizens, intending to put back to the agenda again the so-called rule of law mechanism suitable for political blackmailing of Member States, and with these, they would delay the adoption of the financial package for the European Union’s post-crisis economic recovery.