Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says Hungary 'has no place' in the Europe an Union after passing a new bill banning LGBTQ content in schools
Hungary 'has no place' in the Europe an Union after passing a controversial new bill banning LGBTQ content in schools, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday.
Earlier this month Hungary's parliament passed legislation which bans all educational materials and programs for children which are considered to promote homosexuality, gender reassignment and the concept of sexuality deviating from the one assigned to a person at birth.The move prompted intense criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties. On the day it passed, crowds gathered in Budapest outside the parliament to protest the bill.The legislation is one of a string of divisive policies championed by Hungarian leader Victor Orban, a hardline nationalist who has previously railed against LGBTQ people and immigrants. One of Hungary's last independent radio stations ordered off the air"For me, Hungary has no place in the EU anymore," Rutte told journalists before attending an EU summit in Brussels alongside Orban.Read MoreHe added:"But, unfortunately, in the system that we have, I can't do it on my own, but [with] 26 other member states saying: 'you have to leave. This has to happen step by step and, in the meantime, you hope that they will adapt."As he arrived for the summit, Orban strongly defended the new legislation."It's not about homosexuals, it's about the kids and the parents," he said. "I am a fighter for the rights. I am a freedom fighter in the communist regime," Orban continued. "Homosexuality was punished and I fought for their freedom and their rights. So I am defending the rights of the homosexual guys, but this law is not about that. It's about the right of the kids and the parents."On Tuesday, 14 out of 27 EU countries expressed their"deep concern" at the law in a joint declaration initiated by Belgium.European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also denounced the billSpeaking during a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, Von der Leyen said the bill"clearly discriminates against people on the basis of their sexual orientation.""It goes against all the values, the fundamental values of the European Union, and this is human dignity, it is equality, and is the human fundamental rights," she said.Can the EU expel Hungary? Even in the event that Rutte's fellow EU leaders agreed, Hungary's place within the bloc is not in peril. There is no legal mechanism in the EU's treaties to expel a member state. The much-discussed Article 7 of the treaties removes a member states voting rights within the EU Council, the forum through which ministers and leaders of member states decide the political future of the EU.
However, invoking Article 7 and suspending the voting rights of a member state requires a unanimous decision in the council, meaning that all 26 leaders (Hungary, the subject of the vote, would not have a say) would need to vote in favor. The chances of this happening is very unlikely. The political leadership in many member states -- most notably Poland, which is currently the subject of Article 7 proceedings for its assault on the nation's courts -- simply doesn't want to set a precedent for Article 7 actually being used.
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Good job Hungary My respect to Hungary to control 16+ content. The Dutch authoruties who support it must be resigned. If the world encounters the issues with overpopulation you need to find politecorrect ways to control it. Our Dutch prime minister MinPres abuses the LGBTI community as a distraction from his own problems. It is a shame! He is under fire in the Netherlands for lies and mismanagement with his demissionairy cabinet.
Schools should be teaching Maths and Science . LBGTQRSS should be practiced at home behind locked doors When I saw this news, I suspected that I saw the BBC report. At least Hungarians held out longer than the Dutch surrendering their Jews to the Nazis. Hungary Our premier MinPres of the Netherlands needs to shut up his big mouth. He is making a lot noise to hide he violates the human rights in The Netherlands. Par example the toeslagenaffaire, handicapt people who he hates, the poor in our community, they have to do with less and less
Ugh. Great. Another country (Hungary) full of troglodytes holding the world back from progressing. It's exhausting. Humanity hasn't evolved at all.
Dutch journalist's detention highlights migrant abuse in GreeceSince coming to power in 2019, the conservative Greek government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has toughened already strict migration and asylum laws. Rumor: She never got late,nobody wanted her, so she used an illegal refugee as slave, disgusting. Charge her for human trafficking, kidnaping, slavery. Twenty years would be appropriate. Leftists woke HumanTrafficking Excellent job from Greece authorities. Thank you Greece for protecting our European civilisation.
So Walter White isn’t dead, he just became the Dutch PM… interesting 🤣🤣🤣 so a 'you must agree with us or else' ultimatum from the 'you must accept everyone for who they are and what they identify with' crowd 🤣🤣🤣 Bitches. Hungary should have been kicked out of the EU and NATO years ago. It is a fascist state.
Russia like you’re stirring up in UKRAINE what silliness 🛑 His cabinet just fell after a scandal came to light where the Dutch gov discriminating against minorities regarding taxes. He's the last guy that should point fingers
Dutch timber ship runs aground in northern SwedenA cargo ship carrying timber has run aground in northern Sweden in the estuary of the Angerman River that feeds into the Bay of Bothnia. The Koningsborg, a 130-meter (425-foot) ship registered in the Netherlands, was bringing timber to Casablanca in Morocco when it suffered a technical failure, said Kalle Isaksson of the Swedish coast guard. Coast guard officials believe the environmental risk is low in the grounding and they are working with experts to free the vessel in the coming days.
EU to take steps against Hungary over anti-LGBT billThe Europe an Commission will take action against Hungary over planned new restrictions on LGBT rights, the head of the bloc's executive said on Wednesday, saying they violated fundamental EU values.
EU leaders defend LGBT rights amid concern over Hungary lawBRUSSELS (AP) — Europe an Union leaders clashed with Hungary’s prime minister during a heated summit Thursday over new legislation in his country that will ban showing content about LGBT issues to children, a measure that has been widely criticized across the region and has angered human rights groups. Go Hungary! Leave the children alone. Who defends human normal right? European nations did not design EU for LGBT or Zionism or Islamism or barbaric bankers' mixing-melting pot but only for their anthropological & continental commonality in the future, when China & over populating world become threatening forces. Domestic & natural laws remain.
Respect LGBT rights or leave EU, Hungary's Orban toldRespect LGBT rights or leave the Europe an Union, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told his Hungarian counterpart as the bloc's leaders confronted Viktor Orban over a law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality. God bless Hungary 🇭🇺 This is the problem with the EU. Free countries lose their autonomy The EU is a Fascist dictatorship.
Salma Hayek denies having boob job and says 'they've just kept growing'Salma Hayek insists she can understand why people think she has had a boob job, but puts her growing assets down to menopause Sure...... Ja całe życie zapuszczam. kuku27 People who indulge in talking about others physical appearance in negative terms must be banned from publishing. Salma does not need answer back, silence and rejection is better