2019. 07. 16.
Press Release by MEP Tamás Deutsch
The candidate for the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg earlier today. During the debate, MEP Tamás Deutsch spoke on behalf of the Hungarian EPP Group Delegation. In his address, he emphasized that, “immigration must be stopped with the protection of the EU external borders; national identity must be respected in accordance with the EU Treaties and financial support for the Central European countries must be maintained”.
The new President of the European Commission must do everything possible to protect the borders of the EU. “Immigration must be stopped, and this is the only way to do it. Mass, illegal migration poses a serious threat to the security of EU citizens, peaceful everyday life, and the traditional European way of life. We expect the new president to acknowledge and provide full support to the efforts being made by the countries located on the external borders of the EU,” said the Head of the Fidesz-KDNP Delegation.
Citing Article 4 of the Treaty on the European Union, Deutsch said that, “The Union shall respect the equality of Member States before the Treaties as well as their national identities, inherent in their fundamental structures, political and constitutional, inclusive of regional and local self-government”. Leftist, pro-migration parties have taken every opportunity to ruthlessly dismantle these tenets, making strong attempts to obliterate the rights recognized in the 4th and 7th Articles of the Treaty.
“We expect the next Commission President to safeguard the Treaties, ensuring that the sovereignty and national identity of every Member State will be respected,” highlighted MEP Deutsch.
Regional, agricultural and rural development aren’t charity donations to the less developed Member States, regions and their citizens, reminded the EU Commission President candidate the Head of the Fidesz-KDNP Delegation. Rather, they should be seen as investments in one of the EU’s fundamental objectives, in achieving the territorial cohesion of the Union.
The next president should not punish but support those dynamically growing, rapidly evolving Member States, like the Central European and V4 Member States, which have made strong efforts to tackle poverty and economic inequality, MEP Deutsch said in closing.