Jozsef Szajer, a Hungarian MEP from Viktor Orban's party, 59, admitted on Tuesday that his resignation from the European Parliament was linked to his participation in a clandestine party in Brussels.
A party described by some media as an "orgy" "on the floor of a bar" located in the city center of the European capital.
A Hungarian MEP from Viktor Orban's party admitted on Tuesday that his resignation from the European Parliament was linked to his participation in a clandestine party in Brussels, described by media as an "orgy", ignoring the anti-Covid restrictions in force.
In addition to non-compliance with measures related to the pandemic, Jozsef Szajer, 59, is also accused of a violation of the legislation on narcotics.
He himself assured in a statement that he "did not consume drugs", while "an ecstasy pill" was found by the police.
"I deeply regret this violation of anti-Covid restrictions"
This elected member of Fidesz, a Hungarian party associated with the parliamentary group (EPP, right) announced on Sunday his departure from the European Parliament and his withdrawal from political life, ensuring that this "has nothing to do" with the debates current policies on the rule of law in his country.
Tuesday, while the Flemish daily Het Laatste Nieuws evoked his presence in this evening which gave rise to about twenty arrests on Friday evening, he himself gave details.
"I deeply regret this violation of the anti-Covid restrictions, it was irresponsible on my part. I am ready to pay the fine provided for in this case" (or 250 euros, editor's note), explained Jozsef Szajer in a text sent by the EPP.
"I apologize to my family, my colleagues and my constituents," he added, speaking of "a strictly personal misstep", without giving further details.
The daily The Last Hour described the evening as a "lockdown orgy" ... In a country where "lockdown parties" (evenings ignoring the curfew) are frequently interrupted by the intervention of the police since the beginning there are one month from the second containment linked to the pandemic.
"Twenty-five naked men"
This time it is "twenty-five naked men" who were discovered "on the floor of a bar" located in the city center, not far from the central police station of Brussels, affirmed the DH.
One of them, elected to the European Parliament, tried to flee through a gutter when the police arrived and was arrested by a patrol that came as reinforcement.
"The hands of the man were bloody, it is possible that he was injured during his flight", noted for its part the Brussels public prosecutor's office identifying the culprit with his initials, "SJ", born in "1961" .
In his press release, Jozsef Szajer confirmed that he had mentioned his role as a MEP during his arrest and explained that he was then returned to his home by the police.
According to the prosecution, about twenty people in total were fined.
Besides the MEP, there were also two diplomats in the men's group.