In the aftermath of the adoption of the Sargentini report about the situation in Hungary, Fidesz was quick to launch yet another propaganda video, this time personally attacking Guy Verhofstadt, leader in the ALDE Group in the European Parliament. However, according to the latest polls a small majority of Hungarians (52%) now think that adopting Parliament’s report was a good first step to restore democracy, but more needs to be done to prevent the misuse of EU funds.
In order to peruse our hard-line anti-corruption stance, the ALDE Group responded with an animation video about some well-known Fidesz corruption cases portraying the fradulent use of European subsidies and the sudden enrichment of oligarch close to Prime Minister Orbán, which quickly became popular across social media.
The Hungarian Govt launched a taxpayer-funded campaign attacking @guyverhofstadt @judithineuropa and democratic vote of @Europarl_EN. Perhaps the Hungarian people should watch this video, make up their own mind & ask Mr Orban to respond! @zoltanspox pic.twitter.com/fRkojxdrd0— Renew Europe (@RenewEurope) September 19, 2018
This coincides timely with the imminent launch of a new European Citizen's Initiative about 'Stopping fraud and abuse of EU funds', something which will serve as a good campaign tool for liberals all across Europe in next year’s European Parliament elections.