US News from Leyen counters Orban

04:10  31 july  2022
04:10  31 july  2022 Source:   dw.com

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"racist discrimination" is not compatible with the values ​​of the EU, emphasizes the head of the Commission. It probably reacts to a controversial speech by the Hungarian Prime Minister.

Viktor Orban und Ursula von der Leyen (Archivfoto) © Francois Walschaerts/AP/Picture Alliance Viktor Orban and Ursula von der Leyen (archive photo)

"All Member States, including Hungary" "," universal common values ​​", said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an interview that was published on the Slovak news portal upality.sk. Although she did not mention the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, she obviously underlined a controversial speech by the 59-year-old that the common values ​​of the European Union were "not negotiable". Discriminating people racistically means "trampling around on these values," said von der Leyen. The EU is "founded on equality, tolerance, fairness and justice". Previously, a spokesman for the Commission had explained with regard to Orban's speech that the authority never commented on statements by European politicians.

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"openly racist"

Hungary Conservative Prime Minister had confirmed his rejection of a "multi-ethnic" society last weekend and said: "We do not want to be a mixed breed" that was "mixed" with non-Europeans. Orban also caused outrage with a Holocaust attachment towards Germany.

The bosses of the largest factions in the EU Parliament described Orban's statements in a message on Saturday as "openly racist". They urged the European Commission and the European Council to judge the words of the head of government "in the sharpest".

Brussels has been targeting Hungary for years due to violations of the rule of law. Orban also shook several times in the EU sanctions against Russia.

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