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House Speaker Kövér Seeks Counterparts’ Support against ‘Rule of Law Blackmail’

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.30.

House Speaker László Kövér has written a letter to speakers of the European Union’s current and incoming rotating presidents asking their support in thwarting an amendment to the bloc’s July agreement which would “facilitate political blackmail against some member states”.

In his letter, released to MTI on Friday, Kövér insisted that “a covert modification of the Lisbon Treaty” would create opportunities for such “political blackmail under cover of the rule of law”.

Kövér argued that the Lisbon Treaty has stipulations concerning rule of law procedures and “any new procedure could only be included through amending the treaty with the approval of all member states and their parliaments”.

Kövér in Poland: Rule of Law Issue and Recovery Package Talks Should be Kept Separate
Kövér in Poland: Rule of Law Issue and Recovery Package Talks Should be Kept Separate

The debate around the rule of law and the European Union’s next seven-year budget and post-pandemic recovery package should be kept separate, Speaker of Parliament László Kövér said after talks with his Polish counterpart in Wroclaw on Wednesday. Addressing a joint press conference with Elzbieta Witek, the speaker of the Polish Sejm, Kövér said Poland […]Continue reading

“The rule of law cannot be ensured through the violation of treaties and member states must not be stripped of their political self-determination on the basis of undefined concepts,” Kövér said in his letter.

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