“This is a bureaucratic terrorist attack on freedom of speech,” said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. He added that “this is the beginning of the end”, referring to Thursday’s decision of the European Parliament to lift the immunities of PiS MEPs Beata Kemp, Beata Mazurek, Patryk Jaki and Tomasz Poręba.
“Revocation of immunity four PiS MEPs for speaking openly about illegal immigrationis a ‘bureaucratic terrorist attack on freedom of speech’,” said Viktor Orban on social media. “This is the beginning of the end… Good morning, Europe!” – he added.
The last words of the head of the Hungarian government draw attention to the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. Orban admits that they are the result of groups those more critical of immigration may succeed.
The politician also announced that further national consultations will be held soon – a kind of informal referendum in which Hungarians will have their say, among others: on migration issues.
Immunities of PiS MEPs revoked. The European Parliament has decided
The European Parliament repealed on Thursday, immunity for four PiS MEPs based on the founder’s accusations Rafał Gawł Center for Monitoring Racist and Xenophobic Behavior.
Earlier, on Tuesday, the motion to waive the immunity of PiS MEPs: Beata Kempa, Beata Mazurek, Patryk Jaki and Tomasz Poręba was supported by the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament.
According to the founder of the Center for Monitoring Racist and Xenophobic Behavior, MEPs “committed racist crimes in Poland” by retweeting or liking a PiS spot from the campaign before the 2018 local elections on social media. The spot concerned possible threats related to the influx of immigrants to Europe.