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Tamas Menczer, Hungarian state secretary for communication. Photo supplied

Geert Wilders urged Hungary to refuse Dutch delegation

Geert Wilders, president of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) told a Hungarian daily Hungarian not to pay any attention to a Dutch parliamentary delegation planning to visit Budapest.

Published: February 7, 2019, 8:12 am


    Wilders spoke to Magyar Idok noting that the majority of the visiting committee’s members are just like Judith Sargentini, that is “anti-Orban and anti-Hungary”. He advised members of the Hungarian government to refuse the visit.

    The Hungarian government said it would not receive the delegation, allegedly visiting to investigate “the state of the rule of law” in the country, a foreign ministry official told public media on Tuesday.

    Tamas Menczer, state secretary for communications and international representation, said The Netherlands was not a Hungarian oversight body, and Dutch pro-migration politicians did not have the authority to carry out an investigation in Hungary.

    “What if a Hungarian group were to look into how the previous Dutch ambassador to Budapest compared the Islamic State to Hungary just because we say no to illegal migration?” he pointed out.

    Menczer highlighted that both MEP Judith Sargentini and European Union vice commissioner Frans Timmermans were also Dutch, and were the billionaire “George Soros’s people”.

    Zoltan Kovacs, the government’s spokesman on international affairs said that the pro-migration political elite of the Netherlands has been leading the provocative anti-Hungarian campaign for years.

    Hungarian and Dutch media reported last week that the EU affairs committee of the Dutch parliament wanted to investigate the “state of the rule of law” in Hungary. They also wanted to send a delegation to Budapest, but canceled the trip after the Hungarian parliament refused to cooperate with them.

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