The European Union is not only a single market, but also a community of values, however it must not result in us forgetting the single market itself!

2020. 10. 07.

At today’s plenary session of the European Parliament, MEPs discussed the topics of the European Council of 1-2 October and 15-16 October 2020. In his speech, Tamás Deutsch, head of the Fidesz-KDNP Delegation to the European Parliament, emphasized that the European Union is not only a single market, but also a community of values. However, a community of values is not equal to ideological oneness. By referring to a community of values, we must not forget the single market, as the European Union’s most important task is to solve common economic problems.

In his speech, Tamás Deutsch said that the EU community of values is being shattered by “the left-wing, liberal, federalist approach, which is a militant, aggressive party-political, ideological struggle against dissidents who have different ideological beliefs”. The reference to a community of values must not mean that we forget about the single market. “Today, here in the European Parliament, no one in the world, other than the People’s Party, is talking about the single market, job creation or how the European Union’s common economic problems can be solved”, he said.  

The MEP also added that “when left-wing, liberal, green or communist MEPs do talk about economic issues, you would rather they not, because they are coming up with ideas that are destroying the competitiveness of the European Union’s economy, driven by their own ideological biases!” Moreover, they are doing so in a situation where the European Union’s contribution to the world’s total economic performance has fallen from 24-25% 20 years ago to 15%. “Let’s not equivocate by mentioning a community of values; let’s also talk about the economy, that is, job creation, job creation, job creation”, Tamás Deutsch closed his remarks.