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13 EU countries call on Commission to act to protect the rights of LGBTQIA + people in Hungary

Protesters in Budapest, Hungary on June 14, 2021 protest against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the latest LGBTQIA + law.

On Tuesday, June 22, in Luxembourg, Hungary was set on fire by critics in thirteen European countries. “Deep Concern”, Called on the Commission to act after the adoption of the Prohibition Act in Budapest ” promotion “ Homosexuality among minors.

During the Ministerial Meeting, France and its Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clement Beyonc குரல், spoke. “Sorry” The refusal of UEFA, the governing body of Euro football, to allow the lighting of the Munich Stadium in the rainbow colors of the LGBTQIA + community. For the Germany-Hungary match on Wednesday. Rather, it was a decision to welcome Budapest. The German municipality wanted to protest with this gesture against the law passed in Hungary last week at the initiative of Victor Orban’s Sovereign Party.

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The Hungarian referendum prompted the announcement of thirteen European countries at the initiative of Belgium. They revealed “Deep concern over the acceptance of discriminatory amendments against LGBTQIA + people by the Hungarian parliament and the violation of the right to freedom of expression on the pretext of protecting children”.

The declaration was signed by the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the three Baltic states. “We urge the European Commission, as a guardian of the treaties, to use all means at its disposal to ensure the full respect of European law, including bringing cases before EU courts.”, Mark the signatories.

“We are no longer in the Middle Ages”

“Europe of Values ​​is not a car la carte menu”, Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes underlined in a press release. Recently, Luxembourg Foreign and European Affairs Minister Jean Aceleborn provoked a law “Unworthy of Europe”. “We are no longer in the Middle Ages”, He began.

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Clement Peon, for his part, condemned a law “Asymmetric” Homosexuality “For a form of threat or propaganda”. These rules “Clearly violates EU values”, Assessed by Michael Roth, German Minister for European Affairs. His Irish opponent Thomas Byrne is a concern “The most dangerous moment for Hungary and the Union”.

Commission chairman Ursula van der Leyen expressed concern last week that the EU executive was examining the law. “Violates European law”. The Commission has the power to initiate violation proceedings against a country for violating European law, which may lead to a recommendation to the EU Court.

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A “national skill”

Hungarian law provides for it “Content that promotes gender identity, sex reassignment and homosexuality should not be accessible to people under 18”.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Sizzardo condemned “Fake News”, Confirms that this law “It is not directed against any community in Hungary, [mais] Only against pedophiles “. Law “Children under the age of 18 only indicate that their sex education is the full responsibility of their parents”, He said, was a referendum on the Hungarian parliament “A national ability that should not be questioned”. The Minister greeted ” general knowledge “ European football leaders refuse to light the Alliance Stadium in Munich. However the city has decided to decorate many of its buildings.

Hungary, which has been repeatedly accused of violating Brussels’ legal provisions, is subject to European action (Article 7 of the Convention) as well as Poland. In this context, the ministers of these two countries had to explain themselves to their colleagues on Tuesday.

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This is the fourth investigation by the Polish government into allegations of attacks on the independence of the judiciary. This is the third time Hungary has been accused of threatening the freedom of the judiciary, but of violating the rights of freedom of expression and the rights of immigrants and refugees.

This article 7 is in the preliminary stage of practice, in both cases, in principle leading to the suspension of a country’s right to vote within the Council, which is a twenty – seven system. But this indicates the consensus of the other members, which is impossible until Warsaw and Budapest provide mutual support for each other.

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