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Michael BLOSS Michael BLOSS
Michael BLOSS

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Member

Germany - Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Germany)

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ITRE
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
D-US
Delegation for relations with the United States

Substitute

ENVI
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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Breaches of EU law and of the rights of LGBTIQ citizens in Hungary as a result of the adopted legal changes in the Hungarian Parliament (B9-0412/2021, B9-0413/2021)

08-07-2021
Written explanations of vote

On 15 June 2021, the Hungarian Parliament voted in favour of amendments proposed by Fidesz MPs that severely restrict freedom of speech and children’s rights. The Law prohibits the ‘portrayal and promotion of gender identity different from sex assigned at birth, the change of sex and homosexuality’ in schools, in television programmes and in publicly available advertisements on any platforms for persons aged under 18, even for educational purposes; the Law disqualifies such content from being considered as a public service announcement or social responsibility advertisement even if intended for adults; the Law introduces amendments to the Child Protection Act, the Family Protection Act, the Act on Business Advertising Activity, the Media Act and the Public Education Act.
I consider this law in breach of EU law and of the rights of LGBTIQ citizens in Hungary, in particular the freedom to provide services and freedom of movement of goods as set out in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive and e-commerce Directive in conjunction with the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Therefore I voted in favour of the resolution “Breaches of EU law and of the rights of LGBTIQ citizens in Hungary as a result of the adopted legal changes in the Hungarian Parliament”.

European Climate Law (debate)

24-06-2021 P9_CRE-PROV(2021)06-24(2-017-0000)
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