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Justice Minister: EP Seeking to Strip Hungarians of EU Funds

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.25.

Amid a raging pandemic in Europe the European Parliament is “once again trying to put its hands on the resources entitled to the Hungarian people”, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Facebook on Wednesday.

Varga said it was “sad” that Hungary’s opposition parties “support and even take part in this malicious machination”.

The minister insisted that the EP urging the application of a conditionality mechanism under which member states could be penalised for violating the rule of law it is ” now not only threatening the Commission but also indirectly puts severe political pressure on the judges involved in an ongoing case”.

Analysis: EU Rule of Law Condition Unchanged but Delayed and Qualified
Analysis: EU Rule of Law Condition Unchanged but Delayed and Qualified

On December 11, the new EU budget and recovery plan was finally passed with the consensus of the European Council after Hungary and Poland finally agreed to ratify it. While the “rule of law” condition on EU funds has not been removed, it has been qualified, and its effects have been delayed. Below, the European […]Continue reading

In December last year, the Commission agreed to wait with application of the mechanism until the EU Court of Justice passed a relevant decision in a case filed by the governments of Hungary and Poland.

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