Luxembourg proposes to hold a referendum on Hungary’s EU membership

This issue was raised due to the fact that Hungary previously banned the dissemination of information about LGBT people among minors.

EU signed a document calling on Hungary to repeal the law and respect human rights photo REUTERS

Luxembourg’s Foreign Ministry has approached the European Union with a proposal to hold a referendum on Hungary’s further membership in the European Union.

This issue was raised due to the fact that Hungary previously banned the dissemination of information about LGBT people among minors. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn in an interview with the German edition of Der Spiegel.

“There should be a referendum in the EU on whether you want to put up with Viktor Orban in the EU. I am convinced that the result will be negative,” Asselborn said.

Such general European referendums have not yet been held, but the diplomat is convinced that it is worth considering the need for their introduction.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today that the authorities will hold a referendum on a law banning LGBT propaganda among children.

In mid-June, the Hungarian National Assembly passed a law banning the promotion of homosexuality among children, which prohibits the display of same-sex relationships and information about gender reassignment in educational materials and television programs intended for persons under 18 years of age. kommersant.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called the law adopted in Hungary “shameful” and called on the authorities to cancel or amend it. Subsequently, the leaders of 18 of the 27 EU countries signed a document calling on Hungary to repeal the law and respect human rights.

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