Guy Verhofstadt, head of the liberal group ALDE in the European Parliament, has launched an advertising campaign against Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán using a mobile billboard on the streets of Brussels to denounce the right-wing, anti-EU Hungarian leader’s attempts to build what Orbán, himself, has called “an illiberal regime” in Budapest.
Verhofstadt said he hopes to send a personal message to Orbán that acts as a response to his and his Fidesz party’s moves to destroy the EU’s core values.
The mobile truck that carries the Verhofstadt-penned message – “First he stole our money and now he wants to destroy Europe. Stop Orbán! Values are the first!” – will make its way around Brussels for a full week, with frequent stops in front of Hungary’s Permanent Representation to the EU.