Following Viktor Orbán’s landslide election victory on April 3, it was less than 48 hours before the EU indicated it would punish the country with EU funding cuts via sanctions. Nevertheless, the country’s Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote in a Facebook post that Hungary refuses to yield to Brussels.
Varga’s defiant response was in anticipation of the European Commission’s official notice to trigger rule-of-law proceedings against the country, which is expected to arrive in the near future.
“It’s difficult to respond to a letter before knowing its content, but let us be clear on certain things now: we will not give in to pressure, Hungary will not deliver weapons and send soldiers to Ukraine,” Varga wrote on her social media platforms.
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“We will not let energy sanctions make Hungarian families and Hungarian industry pay the price of war, nor will we give in on gender issues when it comes to the protection and education of our children!” she added.
Hungary’s long-running opposition to mass migration, multiculturalism, anti-Christian policies, LGBT ideology, and its current anti-war stance have all infuriated the left-liberal establishment in Brussels. Billionaire George Soros has long advocated to make Hungary a “test case” while pushing for sanctions on the country. As Remix News previously reported, the potential cuts in funding would not only affect the country’s government, but would punish the entire nation’s citizenry, as the funds go into roads, schools, kindergartens, green energy projects, and much more.
Varga also wrote that “triggering the mechanism would indeed be an irrational and risky decision for the whole Union, which would once again prove that Brussels wants to take revenge for the victory of the national conservative side on April 3.”