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Opposing views on the challenges facing the EU

May 14th, 2019

A pro-government activist accuses the Left and liberals of selling out Europe to migrants and global capitalists. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, thinks that migration is not among the top challenges facing Europe.

Commenting on the declaration adopted by the EU Summit in Sibiu (Romania), Népszava’s Miklós Hargitai contends that migration is not among the top challenges for the EU. The left-wing columnist recalls that migration was not even explicitly mentioned in the ten broad and rather unspecified commitments agreed by the leaders of the EU in their informal Sibiu meeting. Hargitai accuses PM Orbán of serving the interests of German car producers and entrepreneurs allied to Fidesz by vetoing a clearer commitment to battle global warning and climate change. By doing so, Hargitai believes that the Hungarian Prime Minister is harming the long-term interest of Hungarians.

In Magyar Hírlap, László Csizmadia thinks that the top candidates of the Party of European Socialists (PES) and of the European People’s Party (EPP), Frans Timmermans and Manfred Weber want to create ‘an empire-like federal Europe’. Csizmadia, who is the leader of the Civil Unity Forum (CÖF), a grass-roots movement that supports Fidesz, goes so far as to accuse the two top candidates and their parties of ‘selling out Europe to anti-Christian migrants including terrorists’ and ‘global financial capital’. Csizmadia hopes that Hungarian voters will understand what is at stake at the EP election, and will vote against ‘neoliberals and post-communists’ who will never defend Christian civilization or respect people’s democratic self-determination.

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