EU launches legal action against Hungary’s ‘sovereignty’ law

ER Editor: Remember just days ago how we were presented with an improbable story of Orban being brought to heel, with an (in)appropriate photo of subservience, over sending 50 billion euros of taxpayer monies to Ukraine.

EU approves €50B Ukraine aid as Viktor Orbán folds

Now the EU is going after Orban’s so-called ‘sovereignty’ legislation, which got through the Hungarian Parliament in December, curbing foreign influence in Hungary’s elections.

Notice that the name of George Soros is not mentioned, but Orban has long been battling the Open Society/CIA influence there. Instead, phrases like ‘threat to democracy’ are used instead of ‘globalist scumbags infiltrating society and overturning democratically elected governments’. Al Jazeera (article below) buys into the globalist narrative.

Again, we feel this is all theatre to wake up the normies. We doubt if the top players in the EU are still in place to decide anything.


Euronews also has the story. See —

Brussels launches legal action against Hungary’s controversial ‘sovereignty law’


EU launches legal action against Hungary’s ‘sovereignty’ law

The legislation is viewed as a threat to political opponents, media and civil society.


The European Commission has launched legal action against Hungary for its recent enactment of laws on “protecting national sovereignty”.

The European Union executive said on Wednesday that it has sent a formal notice to Budapest informing it that the legislation violates the bloc’s democratic values and fundamental rights. Opponents of Prime Minster Viktor Orban’s authoritarian (ER: note the choice of word) regime claim the new laws threaten to stifle his political rivals, as well as critical media and civil society.

The Commission has been at loggerheads with Orban for years over Hungary’s rule of law, and more recently over his efforts to block aid to Ukraine. It was widely expected to launch such an infringement procedure after the laws were passed by the Hungarian parliament, dominated by the ruling Fidesz party, in December.

The nationalist Orban insists that the legislation, which clamps down on the foreign funding of political candidates, as well as any body or individual with influence over public discourse, is vital to curb foreign influence.

Political candidates violating the rules on funding will face up to three years in prison.

The newly established Office for the Defence of Sovereignty, led by a government appointee, has the power to probe recipients of foreign funding. It can demand public and private information from targets, as well as Hungary’s intelligence services.

Critics warn that the laws, viewed as similar to draconian laws implemented by President Vladimir Putin in Russia, hand Orban the power to set the security services on opponents and critics. (ER: Wait until Tucker’s interview has been put out.)

Chilling effect

The Commission said that the law violates a wide range of fundamental values, including the principle of democracy, the right to privacy, protection of personal data, freedom of expression, information and association, and the right to a fair trial, among others. (ER: we don’t even begin to understand this list in the context.)




The Liberty Beacon Project is now expanding at a near exponential rate, and for this we are grateful and excited! But we must also be practical. For 7 years we have not asked for any donations, and have built this project with our own funds as we grew. We are now experiencing ever increasing growing pains due to the large number of websites and projects we represent. So we have just installed donation buttons on our websites and ask that you consider this when you visit them. Nothing is too small. We thank you for all your support and your considerations … (TLB)


Comment Policy: As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. This also applies to trolling, the use of more than one alias, or just intentional mischief. Enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of this websites administrators. Repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without prior warning.


Disclaimer: TLB websites contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, health, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than “fair use” you must request permission from the copyright owner.


Disclaimer: The information and opinions shared are for informational purposes only including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material are not intended as medical advice or instruction. Nothing mentioned is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.