Luxembourg Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Proposes Referendum On Hungary’s EU Membership
The Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked the EU to hold a referendum on Hungary’s continued membership of the European Union because of the country’s previous ban on the dissemination of information about LGBT minors. Luxembourg’s foreign minister, Jean Asselborn, told to 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, » Mr. Asselborn said. No such pan-European referendum has been held yet, but the diplomat is convinced it is worth thinking about the need for it. Earlier, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said the authorities would hold a referendum on a law to ban LGBT propaganda among children.
Hungary passed a law in mid-June banning homosexual propaganda among children, which bans the display of same-sex relationships and gender reassignment information in educational materials and television programmes aimed at persons under 18 years old.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called the Hungarian law « disgraceful » and called on the authorities to repeal or amend it.