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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

Ongoing hearings under article 7(1) of the TEU regarding Hungary (debate)
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  Sophia in 't Veld (Renew), blue-card question. – Dear colleague, first of all, a small correction. We’re not actually having a debate on Hungary; we’re having a debate on the attitude of the Hungarian Government, which is not the same. The title is very precise. I was referring to the statement by a colleague.

I have a question, though, if you’ll allow me. You keep repeating the same thing, saying that we are making allegations. Dear colleague Szájer, can I ask my question? Can I? You keep repeating the same allegation, namely that we are informed by the left-wing media. I’m not really sure what left-wing media are, but never mind.

Do you include in the left-wing media three successive EPP-led European Commissions? The Venice Commission? The OECD? Need I go on? They’re all independent institutions – they’re not left-wing or right-wing – if anything, they are indeed EPP-controlled – the Council, the European Parliament, in the majority – left-wing, right-wing, part of your Group: where are the left-wing media you’re referring to?

 
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