Andras Gyurk, head of the Hungarian European Peoples’ Party group, on Wednesday called on opposition Socialist party leader Attila Mesterhazy to ask Socialist European lawmakers to support attempts to put a debate about the situation in Romania on to the EP agenda.
Gyurk said in an open letter posted on the ruling Fidesz delegation’s Facebook page that the Socialist majority in the EP, with the support of Hungarian Socialists, had prevented a proposal to debate constitutional violations in Romania from being put on the EP’s agenda.
“The left-liberal government in Bucharest that has recently entered office has crossed the boundary of legality when it interfered in the operation of independent democratic institutions,” the letter said, adding that the government had also “approved measures that affected the Hungarian minority to its great detriment.”
EPP leader Wilfried Martens and the group’s EP leader, Joseph Daul, have also issued a statement expressing concern over developments in Romania.
In connection with the procedure to impeach Romanian President Traian Basescu, Martens and Daul wrote in mid-April: “It is regrettable that a country like Romania, which has only recently joined the European Union, has gone to this situation of institutional crisis.”