Hungary’s justice minister has told Bloomberg that the European Union should not overstep its authority when evaluating Hungary’s latest round of reforms to its justice system.
“Setting up the organisation of the judiciary is a national responsibility; EU institutions have no mandate to specifically determine its framework,” László Trócsányi said in an emailed response to questions from the American newswire.
“The most important thing is to ensure the independence of judges; this is the benchmark that can never suffer.”
Trócsányi said the EU would be overstepping its authority if it monitored the rule of law among member states.
The minister noted that the government plans to set up a high court for public administration and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had asked him to review the broader justice system too.
The entire interview is available at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-12/hungary-to-eu-tread-carefully-when-evaluating-judicial-revamp