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It has once again become clear that the Article 7 procedure launched against Hungary over the state of the rule of law in the country “is about exerting political pressure” on Hungary, the justice minister said in Brussels on Tuesday.

Speaking to Hungarian reporters after a meeting of ministers in charge of European Union affairs, Judit Varga said certain member states were not interested in holding a vote to conclude the procedure against Hungary. Instead, she said, their aim was to prolong the procedure, arguing that keeping criticism of certain central European member states on the agenda would boost their approval ratings at home. Also, the procedure serves as a distraction from their domestic problems, Varga added.

“There are no more legal arguments to be made,” the minister said, adding that Hungary recommended putting an end to the procedure as quickly as possible.

Varga said

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as the head of state of the country holding the EU’s rotating presidency, had promised Hungary a swift conclusion to the procedure.

But, the minister added, if the other member states were unwilling to end it, Hungary would present specific examples demonstrating “the use of double standards in this political witch-hunt”.

Varga also noted that

in July the European Council approved the political conditions tied to the bloc’s next budget.

She said EU leaders had made it clear that instead of wanting to tie specific conditions regarding the rule of law to the distribution of funds, they considered it more important to underline respect for the rule of law as a general principle. Varga said anyone who sought to make changes to the package agreed on in the summer endangered the “fragile compromise”.

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Source: MTI

4 comments
  1. Minister Varga is 100% correct.
    Does anyone know what they mean by rule of law? It’s a term created by the Evil Left without any real meaning. It is used against any leader the Left do not like.

    I will give you a clear example. In UK a journalist called Tommy Robinson was arrested for reporting on a muslim rape gang trial. He was arrested at 10.30 in the morning, not allowed to consult his normal lawyer, put on trial at 2.30pm the same day and by 5pm was found guilty and jailed.
    That was a clear case of the govt not following the rule of law but not one EU govt had any problem with it. Why? Because Tommy Robinson is against open borders.
    So please let’s have an end to the whole rule of law campaign against Hungary.

  2. Objectively speaking, what does mr. Orban expect?

    At present, Hungary consitutes an extremely negative unicum within the EU:

    1. Those who should be super partes and guarantee everyone ( President of Republic, Supreme Court ) are in the hands of the Govt.
    The Parliament speaker is in the hands of the Govt.

    2. 90 % of the media are, de facto, in the hands of the Govt. Education, religion are too in full control of the Govt.

    3. All tycoons controlling Hu economy are, de facto, in the hands of the Govt.and so is the Central Bank.

    Is this normal? Yes, it is. In Russia, China, North Korea etc. it is normal.
    In the EU it is not.

    Pure and simple.

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    That is the Globalist battle too…

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