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
This is the English translation of my reaction to the speech of Slovakian PM Matovič on the occassion of the 100th anniversary of the Trianon Peace Treaty.
That’s the way to do it – Just a few years ago we would hardly have thought that the most interesting and perhaps the most forward-looking statement on this sad anniversary would come from Bratislava rather than Budapest. That’s exactly what happened, though. It’s interesting to compare Fidesz, which keeps trying to instigate antagonism even on the anniversary of the Trianon peace dictate and attempts to excommunicate the opposition from the nation, with Slovakian Prime Minister Igor Matovič who made a historic speech to call for a reconciliation and respect for Hungarian people.
The announcement by the European Commission of a recovery plan was hailed as an unprecedented sign of solidarity in the history of the European Union. Certainly, the EU has never faced an economic crisis comparable to the one unfolding and this required urgent and substantial financial measures that can assist ailing member states.
Far from approved, the plan and the numbers are robust. A EUR 500 billion recovery fund pooled by the EU from international stock markets and distributed to stricken member states in the form of grants and loans, coupled with a EUR 1000 billion funding embedded in the multiannual financial framework – as the seven year budget of the EU is known – looks like an adequate answer to fight the negative impacts of the pandemic. Additionally, earlier this year the EU already adopted a EUR 540 billion package, composed of financial loans and funds to help support SME’s and protects job across the continent.
The most commonly quoted questions implying a disturbing cacophony in Europe is attributed to the former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: Who do I call if I want to call Europe? After the creation of the post of a foreign policy chief, or more accurately the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs by the Lisbon Treaty, the European Union claims to have resolved the issue. Certainly, today a U.S. Secretary of State, the equivalent of a foreign minister on this side of the Atlantic Ocean can easily dial his counterpart. Does that mean, however, that after the creation of yet another post in the overly bureaucratic EU a single pan-European voice can be articulated?
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