Another major slap for Fidesz but it may land on the Hungarian people’s face again

Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary regrets to see that Viktor Orbán’s anti-democratic governance keeps putting our country in an increasingly difficult position on the European scene. Another clear indication of this process is yesterday’s vote in the European Parliament deciding to possibly withhold EU funds from countries that fail to meet the requirements of the rule of law or steal the subsidies.

Jobbik has always been of the opinion that Hungary’s internal affairs should primarily concern us, Hungarians. However, we cannot sit idly by while the independence of the judiciary is undermined, corruption and the theft of public monies reach ever new heights, criminals wanted by the Interpol are allowed to settle here or the democratic institutions are taken over. Fidesz has clearly been operating a regime based on corrupt practices and constant violations of law, which is no longer tolerable even for its political allies, the members of the European People’s Party.

Jobbik believes that Hungary’s place is in Europe both politically and culturally, and being European involves respect for democracy and the rule of law as well as a transparent state administration. That is the reason why we support the idea of Hungary joining the European Public Prosecutor’s Office so that the real culprits pay for their crimes and bear the responsibility for the rampant corruption.

We find it unfortunate that the Hungarian people will once again be at the receiving end of the sanctions instead of Fidesz’ corrupt politicians and their business pals. Obviously, nothing is too dear for Viktor Orbán to be able to keep his power and he would not shy away from eventually leading Hungary out of the community of European countries, for which he has already started the preparations by repeatedly running anti-EU campaigns.

In Jobbik’s view, the real stakes for the European Parliamentary elections on May 26 are whether Orbán is allowed to continue drifting Hungary apart from the European consensus and finally lead our country out of the European Union or we stop this process and make Hungary a transparent, safe and democratic country again. The latter is what Jobbik works for.


Márton Gyöngyösi, Executive Vice President and Parliamentary faction leader, Jobbik