- 10 Feb 2015 8:00 AM
Gianni Pittella argued that over 4 million Hungarians lived below the poverty line and called it “scandalous”. Pittella also said there were issues around the freedom of information and pluralism of the media. Concerning Hungary’s foreign policy, he said Hungarian diplomacy was “schizophrenic”, the prime minister “negotiating with the German chancellor one day and with the Russian president the other”.
It is high time Hungary’s progressive forces started making changes in the country, Pittella said and voiced support for Hungary’s Socialists and “any opposition movement fighting against Viktor Orbán’s regime”. The ruling Fidesz party said that “the Left has again launched a campaign against Hungary with support from Socialists in Brussels” to exert pressure on the government.
MTI photo: Noémi Bruzák
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