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Justice Minister: Hungary Has ‘No Problems’ with Rule of Law

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.01.

Justice Minister, Judit Varga on Monday defended Hungary’s record on observing the rule of law, at an international forum in Alpbach, central Austria.

Speaking via weblink at the forum focusing on European integration, Varga said she hoped that the quality of cooperation between European Union member states would improve in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and the integration process would also be a product of close collaboration without “unnecessary ideological disputes or double standards”.

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She said the Article 7 procedure against Hungary launched in 2018 was politically motivated. Hungary has “no problems” with the rule of law, she said.

Karoline Edtstadler, Austria’s minister for EU and constitutional affairs, urged constant dialogue among the EU member states to improve cooperation. All member states have a right to due process in terms of rule-of-law procedures, she said.

Featured image by Balázs Mohai/MTI


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