The delegation of Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has arrived in Hungary for a visit with “a verdict prepared in advance”, Judit Varga, the justice minister said on Thursday morning.
Varga is scheduled to meet the delegation in Budapest later in the day. Speaking to public broadcaster Kossuth Radio ahead of the meeting, Varga said that Hungary is a free and independent country and a member of the European Union. The European Parliament, she added, is one of the EU’s institutions which does not have any authority or powers to exercise over a sovereign state.
“In the spirit of this, and of international courtesy, tourism and diplomacy, I am preparing for the meeting, and I am happy to inform them if they have any questions about the special features of the Hungarian legal system,” she said.
“Be under no illusion: an election campaign is under way also in Brussels in connection with the 2022 Hungarian parliamentary election with the aim to help the [Hungarian] opposition,”