Brussels’ attempts to dictate legislation will split the European Union, because this process will lead to Member States not abiding by EU decisions, Bence Tuzson, Secretary of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and future Minister of Justice, said at a panel discussion at the Bálványos Summer Free University and Student Camp (Tusványos) on Thursday – reports Mandiner.
He pointed out that the EU wants to impose its will on nation-states by means of stealth legislation, by loosening legal concepts and by calling into account the indeterminate principles of the rule of law, and wants to enforce European law against national law by judicial means. However, EU law can only be enforced if it does not conflict with national constitutions, so it is the Constitutional Court that can stop this harmful trend, the State Secretary stressed.
MTI reports that during the panel discussion on “The sovereignty of nation-states or how EU law fights against national law,” Bence Tuzson cited the Istanbul Convention on the elimination of violence against women as an example of “stealth legislation.” The EU had already become a contracting party to this, although there was no agreement on the details among Member States.
The State Secretary noted that it contains many forward-looking articles already used in Hungarian law, but that
elements of gender theory are being smuggled into an international document in the use of terms. In this way, new concepts are “sneaked” into EU directives that nation-states have an obligation to transpose and which the Commission then tries to enforce in the EU courts.
The other method is to loosen concepts, he added. As an example, Bence Tuzson cited the extension of the concept of refugee, i.e. those fleeing persecution to the first safe country, to all economic migrants arriving in Europe.
According to Tuzson,
the EU’s diversity must be preserved, no Member State should be forced to apply the same legal solutions as another country, but common ground should be sought.
“To do this, we need an objective set of criteria, one that suits everyone. If it doesn’t, the EU will fall apart,” the politician concluded.
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