Hungary will fight EU’s efforts to abolish veto right, justice minister warns

Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga. (Facebook)
By Dénes Albert
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The European Union’s “more Europe” version of crisis management has failed, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga told national station Kossuth Radio on Sunday.

The bloc recently concluded its Conference on the Future of Europe, which determined that the EU should abolish the veto of member states by changing the EU’s treaties and issued other controversial recommendations. Varga responded that Europe should instead be returned to the will of the founding fathers, where there are clear demarcations of powers and where national sovereignty is as valuable as joint action.

“The Commission’s conference series has been held hostage by a hegemony of liberal opinion, which seeks to establish its own ideological aspirations as a democratic will, citing the views of European citizens, and will also blackmail member states,” Varga told listeners.

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She added that according to the Brussels elite, the time has come to go beyond nation states and abolish the veto system, which is clearly the last bastion of national interest and sovereignty, according to a report from Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet.

In such a scenario, some of the most important decisions in the EU on areas related to healthcare, foreign policy, and immigration, could be decided by a simple majority of member states. In other words, countries like Hungary, Czechia, and Poland that have long blocked migrant quotas, may suddenly be forced to take thousands of refugees, against the will of their national governments and citizenry. They may also be forced to partake in military actions, implement Covid-19 policies, and transform their national energy all based on the will of the biggest and strongest nations in the EU.

“These crazy ideas pop up from time to time, but now they think they can shove them down the throats of other nations by such a hypocritical European will,” she said.

“We will not just walk on by, we will be there with our own opinions!” Varga warned.

Hungary is not the only country raising objections, and so far 13 member states have come out against the proposed changes.

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