Hungary’s Orban Pledges to Support Poland In Fight Against EU “Inquisition”
July 24, 2017 by Warren Mass
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is known for being an outspoken champion of his nation’s sovereignty and has criticized efforts by European Union leaders to impose immigration quotas on member nations, has now gone to bat for another EU member upon whom the EU is attempting to exercise control. Orban said on July 22 that Budapest would defend Poland following the EU’s threats to impose sanctions over Warsaw’s plans to extend government control over its own courts.
Poland’s senate recently passed the Judiciary Reform bill, which, if approved by the president, will enable legislators to designate judges to the Supreme Court. However, the bill’s critics have called it a major blow to the constitution, and it has triggered massive protests across Poland.
Many Poles have urged President Andrzej Duda to reject the bill. Whether he does so or not, however, should rightfully be a decision made among Poles, since Poland is a sovereign nation.
However, the EU doesn’t quite see it that way. In a speech delivered at the EU in Brussels on July 19, the EU’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans stated: “The [European] Commission already concluded in our 2016 Recommendations that there is a systemic threat to the rule of law in Poland.”
Timmermans said, in part:
Recent measures taken by the Polish authorities in relation to the judicial system and the judges greatly amplify the threat to the Rule of Law. That is why we had a discussion today in College on how to respond to this….
Under its Rule of Law Framework, the Commission has issued an Opinion and two Recommendations in relation to the Polish Constitutional Tribunal — in essence on the fact that the Constitutional Tribunal is no longer composed in accordance with the Polish Constitution and publication of its judgments is taken out of its hands.
In his discussion of the various aspects of the Polish Senate’s passage of the Judiciary Reform bill, Timmermans made a statement that goes to the very heart of why the EU is a threat to the national sovereignty of every EU member:
This is no matter only for the Polish people. What is happening in Poland affects the Union as a whole. All of us, every single Member State, every citizen of the Union.
In outlining what actions the EU might take in response to Poland’s legislative actions, Timmermans said:
Finally, with regard to Article 7, the option of triggering Article 7 of the Treaty was part of the discussion and it should come as no surprise to anyone that, given the latest developments, we are coming very close to triggering Article 7.
An article in Infowars on July 21 explained exactly what Article 7 is:
Article 7, which has never been triggered before, is a two part procedure, often referred to as a “nuclear option,” designed to empower Brussels to severely punish member states for what it considers fundamental rights violations.
“Article 7.1 would allow the Council to give a formal warning to any country accused of violating fundamental rights,” explains Politico. “If that doesn’t have the desired effect, Article 7.2 would impose sanctions and suspend voting rights.”
“However, that provision has to be adopted unanimously, and Hungary — ruled by Warsaw’s ideological ally Victor Orban — has said it would veto such a step.”
“We stand by Poland, and we call on the European Commission not to overstep its authority,” said Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.
Orban clearly stated in a July 22 speech that was televised from Baile Tusnad, Romania, that Hungary would stand by Poland in its dispute with the EU. “The inquisition offensive against Poland can never succeed because Hungary will use all legal options in the European Union to show solidarity with the Poles,” Orban said.
Reuters reported that Orban called for “patriotic governance” against the EU, saying that Poland was a victim of harassment from Brussels, in the same way he said Hungary had been targeted by the EU since he took office in 2010. “When a political elite turns against its people it always needs an inquisitor, who steps up against those who speak up,” Orban said, branding Timmermans as the inquisitor.
Orban said Timmermans was involved in an “effort to weaken patriotic governments,” noting that Poland was now his target.
Hungary’s Orban Speaks Against Soros-EU Plan to Create a “New Mixed, Islamized Europe”
July 24, 2017 by Warren Mass
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban — who is often described in the media as “right wing” because of his opposition to the European Union’s “open borders” policies — delivered a speech on July 22 during a recent cultural festival in Baile Tusnad, Romania, wherein he strongly criticized Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros and the EU bureaucracy in Brussels. His speech was entitled “Will Europe Belong to Europeans?”
Orban raised an alarm during his speech, asking: “Over the next few decades the main question in Europe will be this: Will Europe remain the continent of the Europeans?” He expressed concern that Europe’s Christian culture would become overwhelmed by the large numbers of Muslims entering the continent as refugees. He said: “As regards the specific situation — and this is quite telling about the world that we live in today — there’s no concrete, reliable information on the percentages of traditional indigenous Christians and the incoming Muslim communities living in Europe’s individual countries.”
Orban placed a large part of the blame on the so-called Christian democratic parties in Europe, which he charged “have become un-Christian.” He stated:
Europe is currently being prepared to hand its territory over to a new mixed, Islamized Europe. We are observing the conscious step-by-step implementation of this policy. In order for this to happen, for the territory to be ready to be handed over, it is necessary to continue the de-Christianisation of Europe — and we can see these attempts. Priority must be given to group identities rather than national identities, and political governance must be replaced with the rule of bureaucracy. This is the aim of Brussels’ continuous and stealthy withdrawal of powers from the nation states. This is the situation in Europe today, Ladies and Gentlemen. This is the battlefield on which Central European countries are fighting today.
The outspoken Orban pulled no punches during his talk, directing much of his criticism towards Soros, the multi billionaire who has lavished a fortune on a host of radical organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. He described an alliance that had been forged in Brussels (the defacto capital of the EU) comprised of “the Brussels bureaucrats and their political elite, and the system that may be described as the Soros Empire.” Orban said:
This is an alliance which has been forged against the European people. And we must recognize that today George Soros can pursue his empire’s interests more easily in Brussels than he can in Washington or Tel Aviv.
Orban identified the threat to Hungary and other sovereign EU nations as “a Soros plan,” which he said Soros wrote himself, and the Soros Empire published it. The plan is composed of four points.
The first plank of the plan, said Orban, is that every year hundreds of thousands of migrants — and, if possible, a million — should be brought into the territory of the European Union from the Muslim world.
The second point is that upon arrival every one of these migrants should be given an amount in euros equivalent to four and a half million Hungarian forints.
The third point in the Soros plan is that the migrants arriving on the continent will have to be distributed among the countries of Europe as part of a mandatory and permanent mechanism.
The fourth point is that a European immigration agency should be set up that will take all the decision-making powers related to migrant affairs away from the nation states and give them to Brussels.
This is the Soros plan, said Orban.
The Hungarian prime minister ended his talk by saying that his domestic political opponents did nto have the ability to stand up to what he calls the “central field of power” — the external forces threatening Hungary.
In the campaign facing us we’ll primarily have to stand our ground against external forces: in the next nine months we’ll have to stand our ground against Soros’s mafia network and the Brussels bureaucrats, and the media operated by them.
Orban has sometimes been compared to Donald Trump because both leaders have promoted the use of a border wall or fence to keep out migrants. In his talk, Orban defended Hungary’s use of such a border fence, stating:
We shouldn’t forget that Hungary — with the aid of the V4, for which we are grateful — was the country which stopped the migrant invasion flooding into Europe. And I made it clear earlier, and I’ll repeat this now: for as long as I am the Prime Minister of Hungary, at the head of the Fidesz and Christian Democratic government, the border fence will remain in place and we shall protect our borders. And in doing so we shall also protect Europe.
In contrast to this, the opposition in Hungary openly states that they’ll dismantle the fence and let immigrants into the country.
Orban emphasized that Hungary’s border fences, supported by other Central European countries, will block the EU-Soros effort to increase Muslim migration into Europe. He explained during his talk that his motivation for such actions is to preserve Hungary’s Christian culture.
He said that he opposed admitting migrants “who could change the country’s cultural identity,” and that under his leadership, Hungary would remain a place where “Western European Christians will always be able to find security.”
Photo of Islamic shrine: Clipart.com