The commission of petitions of the European Parliament decided to table a motion submitted against the so called Benes decrees at its September 20 session, a Hungarian MEP told MTI on Friday.
Zoltan Bago of the EPP, representing Fidesz, said that he expected a “substantive, professional and open debate” in September. He added that “it was time that we called the EU’s attention to a set of legislation that contravene the principles and the values of the bloc”.
Under thirteen decrees issued by Czechoslovak President Eduard Benes in 1945, ethnic Hungarians and Germans were declared collectively guilty and were deprived of their citizenship. Their land and businesses were confiscated. Around a hundred thousand ethnic Hungarians were expelled from the territory of what was then Czechoslovakia to Hungary.