Jobbik: The United States of Europe or the Independent States of Europe, that is the question?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

According to Jobbik MP Zoltán Balczó, the most important issue of the Sunday's EU Parliament election is whether the project of the United States of Europe will get go ahead or the vision based on cooperation among the Independent Nations of Europe will prevail.

At his Veszprém press conference the Jobbik politician remarked that the composition of the new European Parliament will decide on the future of Europe. The main question is whether Europe becomes a federal state where a single center manages 500 million people by forcing the countries of Europe to give up their national independence or transform the organization into an economic association of European States.

Cooperation between the independent states of Europe is clearly the option that the Eurosceptic parties of Europe support. Jobbik is behind this initiative one hundred percent. This vision of Europe also foresees cooperation between the EU member states but in much less extent than the supporters of the United States of Europe envision it.

Regarding Jobbik's EU election program Balczó remarked that one of the most important goals of the Jobbik party is to renegotiate the Treaty of Accession and ask Hungarians to approve the result of the renegotiated treaty in a national referendum because the current agreement discriminates against Hungary in many respects.

The aim of the Jobbik party is to explain the benefits and the disadvantages of being a member of the European Union to the people.

Regarding EU grants and funding projects, Balczó remarked that the EU was always careful not to make an economically strong country out of Hungary, which could be a competitor to the first class nations of the European Union; therefore, most EU funds that were awarded to Hungary have been given to multinational corporations.

The Jobbik politician stressed that his party's exit from the European Union is not on the agenda.

Finally, Balczó remarked that a "grand coalition" has been formed among all Hungarian political parties in order to undermine the popular support of the Jobbik party, which is currently over 20 percent among decided voters.

(MTI – –


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