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European Commission to assume measures against Hungary due to LGBT rights restriction

Source : 112 Ukraine

The parliament of Hungary approved the bill last week that bans the spread of materials at schools that are considered to propagate homosexuality or sex reversal
13:44, 24 June 2021

gazprom.ru

The European Commission will assume measures against the authorities of Hungary due to the planned new restrictions of the rights of LGBT as Reuters reported citing Head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

"The Hungarian bill is a shame. I have instructed my responsible commissioners to write to the Hungarian authorities expressing our legal concerns before the bill enters into force,” von der Leyen stated.

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She underlined that the discrimination of LGBT violates the fundamental values of the EU and the bloc will not settle for a compromise toward such principles as human dignity, equality, and respect of human rights.

The parliament of Hungary approved the bill last week that bans the spread of materials at schools that are considered to propagate homosexuality or sex reversal.

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It is expected that the president of Hungary, ex-MP of the ruling party Fidesz, will sign the law soon. On Tuesday, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Ireland, and other European countries condemned Hungary for the law.

The position of official Budapest not always coincide with the opinion of the majority of the EU members. For example, in April, Budapest blocked the statement of the European Union with criticism of the Chinese law on security in Hong Kong; on May 18, Budapest refused to join other 26 foreign ministers in the urge for a truce in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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Later, Hungary stated that it cannot approve the EU agreement on trade and development with the countries of Africa, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean as it will lead to an increase in the number of migrants in the bloc.

Soon, the EU diplomat stated that the EU can now start issuing statements on behalf of 26 members rather than all 27 following a series of vetoes by Hungary on a range of issues.

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