Hangover in Brussels: a Hungarian Fidesz MEP admits he was in an illegal “orgy”


József Szájer, who announced his resignation by surprise on Sunday, has admitted to being the MEP at the center of the scandal over an alleged orgy in Brussels last Friday night.

Euronews has contacted Szájer about the incident but has yet to receive a direct response.

Szájer – from the conservative Fidesz party, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban – issued a statement to Hungarian media Tuesday afternoon admitting his presence at the meeting.

“A newspaper published today in the Belgian press about a party in Brussels on Friday that I was attending. After the identification of the police, I indicated that I was an elected representative because I did not have a card, the police carried out the procedure, He gave me a verbal warning and then took me home.

I did not use drugs, I offered myself to the police on the spot to give me an official exam, but they did not. Police said an ecstasy pill was found. It’s not mine, I don’t know who put it up or how. I made a statement to the police about this.

I regret having violated the meeting rules, it was irresponsible of me, I will take the sanctions for that. “

Belgian police broke into what has been described as an orgy in the center of Brussels – in full confinement – in which diplomats and a deputy of the European Parliament allegedly participated, and which was widely reported in the press in Belgium and other countries before for the statement to come to light.

According to the story published in the press, of the 25 people present, the majority were men.

When Euronews contacted the Belgian prosecutor’s office it said they would not discuss the identity of the MEP. A further communication from the prosecutor’s office is expected later Tuesday.

Szájer announced on Sunday, without any prior warning that he would resign from his post as MEP. He wrote that participating in the daily political struggle was an increasing mental strain for him. “Those who are on the battlefield must be in a state of combat,” Szájer wrote.

The Hungarian politician was one of the authors of the country’s controversial constitution in 2010. He drew criticism from human rights activists who pointed out that the text created a hostile environment for the LGBT + community.

The government recently proposed a ban on same-sex adoption.

Coronavirus restrictions in Brussels include a 10-6pm curfew, and a social bubble of a romantic partner, although outdoor gatherings of four people are allowed.

The European Parliament press service told Euronews that the Belgian authorities had not contacted them about the incident. They added that if an MEP had violated the rules of confinement, it is up to the Belgian authorities to deal with the matter.


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