Police start investigation into EU flag removal case

Budapest, May 4 (MTI) – Parliament has launched an investigation into two lawmakers of the radical nationalist Jobbik party for removing the flag of the European Union from the office block of the parliamentary parties on Tuesday, parliament’s press office confirmed the information of today’s Magyar Nemzet.

The Parliamentary Office replaced the flag the same day, it said, adding that any further information about the affair would be disclosed by the police.


Jobbik deputy heads Levente Muranyi and Elod Novak removed the EU flag on May 1, the 8th anniversary of Hungary’s accession to the EU.


Speaking at a press conference before their move, they cited a 2004 law that stipulated that the EU flag must be placed on all public buildings except for parliament.