The heated debate took place at the European Union summit itself. This was reported by several diplomats from the German Press Agency in Brussels. Orban was severely attacked by some heads of state and heads of government. Hungary, on the other hand, received support from Poland and Slovenia. Two hours later, EU Council Chairman Charles Michael interrupted the meeting.
According to “Politico”, the protest note does not mention Hungary, but is a clear response to the controversial homosexual censorship law passed by parliament in Budapest. 17 EU countries protest against the law. “Politico” initially listed the following signatures: Alexander de Cruz (Belgium), Met Frederickson (Denmark), Angela Merkel (Germany), Caja Kallas (Estonia), Michael Martin (Ireland), Kyriakos Mitsotkis () , Emmanuel Macron (France), Mario Draghi (Italy), Nicos Anastasiades (Cyprus), Krijanis Karina (Latvia), Xavier Bettel (Luxembourg), Robert Abela (Malta), Mark Ruttefland (Netherlands) (Sweden). The letter will be addressed by Commission President Ursula von Der Lane, Council President Charles Michel and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
“Fight Discrimination Against LGBTI Community”
“We must continue to fight against the discrimination of the LGBTI community and ensure that their fundamental rights are protected,” EU leaders wrote in a joint letter to EU leaders.
The English acronym LGBTI stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Inter. “Respect and tolerance are at the heart of the European agenda,” the statement continued. “We are determined to continue these efforts and ensure that future generations of Europe grow up in an environment of equality and respect.” The letter mentions International Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride Day as an opportunity next Monday (June 28)).
At the European Union summit in Brussels, Kurs said there were different approaches between Eastern and Western Europe on a number of issues, including refugee and economic issues. Austria has always been in touch with everyone and building bridges. “But that does not change the fact that we have a clear idea of our fundamental rights and freedoms,” said Kurs. “I do not see any contradiction in these positions.” In short: “We are not one of the countries trying to create cracks in the European Union.”
“It’s bad to mix subject with pedophilia”
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was particularly critical of Hungary. “In my opinion, they have no business in the European Union,” said Root, of Brussels. But he could not decide that alone. Orban should make it clear that the European Union is a “community of values”. “We want to bring Hungary to its knees,” Root said. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has accused the Hungarian government of having no clue about homosexuality. Bettel, who is married to a man, said that if someone thinks he has become gay because of an ad, a book or a movie, he does not understand life. Bettel said it is bad to mix the subject with pedophilia.
The Polish ambassador to Berlin, Andrzej Prizelebsky, justified the Hungarian approach: “The Hungarian parliament’s right to legally protect school children from engaging in homosexual acts is clear and questionable,” Germans (Thursday editions) told the editorial network. Let it be limited.
EU chair Ursula von Der Lane wants action against Hungary over controversial law regulating homosexual information. Von der Lane in Brussels said the Hungarian law was shameful. The law discriminates against people “on the basis of sexual orientation” and violates the “fundamental values of the European Union.” So they asked the responsible commissioners to send a letter to Hungary to express our legal concerns before the law came into force.
The right-wing conservative Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has been in power since 2010, wants to establish a “liberal democracy” through his own entry, so he is at odds with the European Union on a number of issues.