It is time to put an end to the political witch-hunt

2021. 03. 26.

The European Parliament delegations of the Polish Law and Justice (PiS) and Hungarian Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Alliance strongly reject the statement by Dutch MEP Sophie in ’t Veld (Renew Europe Group), in which she indirectly admitted that the European Left uses EU legislation to persecute national governments.

“The issues with PL and HU governments are of a political, not legal nature. So a technocratic legal response will not solve the situation. A political response is required. As much as they try @EU_Commission @EUCouncil cannot escape taking a stance.” – In ‘t Veld tweeted on Wednesday.

Ryszard Legutko, head of the PiS delegation and Co-Chairman of the ECR Group, said:

“We cannot accept the fact that the Left threatens national governments on a party political basis. Interfering in domestic politics of Member States goes far beyond Treaty provisions on the European Parliament and is actually undermining the foundations of an honest cooperation between Member States and EU Institutions. This position only brings more division in Europe, which is unacceptable for us.”

Tamás Deutsch, head of the Fidesz delegation in the European Parliament, added:

“In ‘t Veld’s statement confirms that the actual goal of the Left with the so called rule-of-law conditionality mechanism is not the protection of the Union’s financial interests, but the financial punishments of conservative governments. In the middle of Europe’s worst health and economic crisis, unity and solidarity should prevail over political witch-hunt.”