Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 15:27 Written by MTI
All European citizens who “do not conceive the present and future of Europe in line with the will and ideas of certain opinion-makers” have been attacked, Gaudi-Nagy told MTI over the phone.
On Monday Italian EPP deputy Fiamma Nirenstein requested an official review of the accreditation of Gaudi-Nagy and a Greek Golden Dawn lawmaker. She argued that their presence in the assembly may run contrary to the values of CoE, such as promoting human rights, democracy and tolerance.
Gaudi-Nagy said the initiative challenged two fundamental values of the CoE: democratic elections and freedom of expression.
The house committee rejected the initiative, he noted, adding that his accreditation could only have been withdrawn if his nomination had violated procedural laws, had failed to declare his acceptance of CoE values or the composition of those delegated had not reflected power relations in Hungary.