The mayor believes that Hungary's policy has undergone major changes in recent weeks and he can't identify with those developments any more. The mayor informed the Hungarian consulate in Stuttgart, as well as Gerlingen's sister city, Tata about his decision.
The deluded mayor believes that Hungary violates the democratic principles of the European Union including "judicial independence" and "the freedom of the press". The mayor was shocked when learned that the new Hungarian Constitution puts major emphasis on the idea of the nation-state.
The head of the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Stuttgart László Ódon said it was ridiculous to worry about the lack of freedom and democracy in Hungary.
(Klubrádió - Stuttgarter Zeitung – kuruc.info – hungarianambiance.com)