Hungary open to debate on state of rule of law, says Minister Trócsányi in Bucharest

Hungary is open to any debate on the status of the rule of law in the country, but these debates ought to be based on professional arguments rather than politically motivated accusations, the justice minister said in Bucharest, following an informal meeting of EU justice ministers on Friday.

Lászl Trócsányi told Hungarian public media that he held bilateral talks with EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, as well as with the EU affairs minister and the senate leader of Romania, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency.

Trocsanyi told his negotiating partners that

the Hungarian government rejects double standards applied against the country and calls for a debate that is not politically motivated concering the EU’s Article 7 procedure launched against it.

The justice minister said he had met Hunor Kelemen, the head of the ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party, to discuss preparations for the upcoming European parliamentary elections.