The European Commission, guided by a thirst for power, is waging a political cold war against Poland instead of performing its actual role as guardian of the EU treaties. The EU parliament, the European left and the European People’s Party are also cooperating with the LIBE committee in the attacks, Tamás Deutsch, head of the Fidesz European Parliament delegation, told Hungarian public media in Strasbourg on Tuesday during a break in the EU parliament’s plenary session.
Regarding the European Parliament’s debate, held that day, on the decision of the Polish Constitutional Court to give priority to the national constitution over EU law, the Hungarian MEP emphasized that “the start of the cold war is another step in the procedure. The EU threatens to suspend these two countries in the European Council, which brings together the governments of the member states as a result of this process.”
He added that the second step was to “recast the rule of law, which the EU uses as a political extortion tool to suspend EU development funds if a member state does not meet Brussels’ expectations.”
As a third step, the EU commission is unlawfully delaying the disbursement of the same funds to Hungarians and Poles, and as a fourth step, it is launching an open cold war against Poland in connection with the decision made by the Polish Constitutional Court.
“In this context, neither the committee nor the European Parliament has a well-founded legal argument, but neither are they looking for one, as they want to settle the issue from a position of force,” he said.
Deutsch emphasized that in the debate, Fidesz and Christian Democrat Hungarian MEPs were strongly in favor of Poland, making it clear that “this is an unacceptable and illegal step in a political attack on European cooperation and the proper functioning of the union.”
“Everyone who sides with European imperial aspirations and aims to abolish national sovereignty has been part of the attack, [while] all democrats have supported Poland,” he declared.
He also pointed out that many decisions, similar to the decision of the Polish Constitutional Court, have been made in the EU before, which state that there is a national constitutional limit to the enforcement of common EU law.
“The German Constitutional Court made a similar decision on a similar issue last year, but I would like to know when Ursula von der Leyen, the German president of the European Commission, would attack Germany in such a harsh and disparaging tone as she did in today’s debate over Poland,” the politician noted.