Majority of EU countries support lawsuit against Hungarian gay law | outside

14 EU countries support the European lawsuit against Hungarian LGBT legislation. Among them are also heavyweights Germany and France. Holland had already said it supported the lawsuit.

Critics have said legislation against the “promotion” of homosexuality and “transgender ideology”, introduced two years ago by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, further narrows Hungary’s sexual minorities.

The European Commission spoke of a “disgrace” and initiated criminal proceedings that brought Brussels and Budapest before European courts. The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg can impose a fine or penalty on Hungary if it is indeed wrong.

After the Benelux countries, from the 27 member states of the European Union, Austria, Ireland, Malta, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, Finland and Greece joined the Commission’s case against Hungary, it appears on Friday. Germany and France did the same at the last minute. The European Parliament has already expressed its support.

Hungary has the support of Finland and Sweden in particular highly. The Hungarian government expected otherwise from Finland, because Budapest had recently agreed to join NATO. Hungary has hinted that Sweden does not yet have this agreement and is not approaching it.

Sweden’s foreign minister, Tobias Billström, told the news agency earlier this week that Sweden had no idea what was ailing Hungary. bloomberg. He does not see how he can meet Hungary and is simply waiting for the green light.

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