Non-attached Member of the European Parliament
Executive Vice-President of Jobbik
Allow me to proudly present my website where you can read the latest information on my activities as the member of the European Parliament and as the Executive Vice-President of Jobbik. Three decades have passed since Hungary stepped on the path of European integration. Back then we were dreaming about becoming a member of a successful community resting on solid foundations. However, our continent is now nearly torn apart by conflicting interests.
Today’s European Union is characterized by crises while Hungary echoes with the ideological disputes of the past. What we aim for Europe is to once again become a fair continent that shows solidarity and respects its Christian values the way it was envisioned by the founding fathers of European integration. As for Hungary, we want it to become a free, democratic and competitive country, just as we wished for at the time when Communism collapsed. Come with us!
Márton Gyöngyösi MEP
Let us be clear at the outset: it is entirely unacceptable when a police officer kneels on the neck of a defenceless person until they suffocate. However, it is equally revolting when some take advantage of the tragedy of George Floyd and use it for their political purposes to annihilate opponents. Brutality of US police is a long overdue problem that roots deeply in American society. It did not start with the inauguration of Donald Trump as some would like to see it, and it is not only aimed at black people. It is undisputedly related to the ultraliberal right to keep and bear arms or the enormous social inequalities characteristic of the US.
Even critics of the European integration would concede to the argument that it has undisputedly contributed to an unprecedented era of reconciliation between hitherto hostile nation states.
Many factors played a part in reaching a consensus on the continent. The tragic common experience of horror and devastation on all sides in two subsequent world wars only partly explain the joint endeavour to build a European cooperation. Nothing ever was built on negation and negative experiences only. Creativity, goodwill, trust and vision are all necessary to construct a lasting mechanism. Without the cooperation and wisdom of a generation of like-minded political leaders, reigning in the Western hemisphere European integration could not have become reality.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Trianon peace treaty. Such occasions create an opportunity for reflection on the past and an evaluation of lost opportunities and even perhaps contemplation of the future.
As it usually is the case in any historical evaluation, a treaty concluding a devastating war generally creates grievance and suffering for the losers and opportunities for the winners. This is certainly the case for the treaty ending the First World War, the most tragic war of human history to date. For Hungarians the treaty meant the dissolution of their 1000-year old kingdom, a loss of two thirds of its territory and 3.2 million of its ethnicity to neighbouring countries. On the other hand, for winners it meant territorial gain, resources and – in many instances – the birth of their independent nationhood on the ruins of another state.
“for a Better Europe”