Secretary of State at the Hungarian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Zsolt Nemeth, has suggested that the parliament in Budapest adopt a decree expressing gratitude to the leaders of both countries, Poland's national radio reported.
In the diplomat's words, "Hungary, Hungarian democracy and the nation’s sovereignty were recently the target of serious and unjustified attacks” and “the leaders of Poland and Lithuania acted in Hungary’s defense."
Nemeth said Warsaw and Vilnius understand perfectly well how difficult it is to carry out radical reforms and at the same time eliminate post-communist links with the past.
Last month, 25 members of the ruling Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats in the Parliament registered a draft resolution stating that the European Commission, by threatening Budapest with legal actions over the constitutional amendments, is infringing on Hungarian sovereignty.
In the document, the MPs propose recommending the government and the President of Lithuania "to categorically reject initiatives by supra-national European Union institutions and individual EU member states to limit sovereignty of the Hungarian nation."
Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius called the resolution "rational."
Hungarian Ambassador in Vilnius confirmed that the Parliament is to discuss a resolution thanking Lithuania and Poland.
"The resolution was proposed by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the parliament. The intention is that they will put on the plenary agenda of the assembly on February 20," Hungary's Ambassador Zoltan Pecze told BNS on Tuesday.
“Depending on whether there would be modification proposals or not, it can be adopted the same day or a little later," the diplomat said.
In January, the European Commission stated that the laws passed by Hungary's right-wing Fidesz party, currently holding absolute parliamentary majority, could undermine independence of the central bank and data protection institution. Brussels also criticized the laws on retirement and other constitutional provisions that could effectively establish dictatorial rule.
The deadline set by the EC for answering questions expires on 17 February.