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“If the epidemic does return,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in his first interview since lifting the state of emergency, “we will not hesitate to take the necessary legal and economic steps in order to save people’s lives.”
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) might not agree with the tools we put in place in 2017, but its latest ruling only shows that Hungary’s goal of increasing the transparency of NGO finances is, in fact, legitimate.
The European Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Hungary against the European Commission’s decision that the progressivity of certain tax rates based on turnover was in breach of EU state aid rules.
The transit zone will be abolished, and in the future, asylum seekers will be able to submit their applications in neighboring countries, said Minister Gergely Gulyás at today’s Government Info press conference.
In his Friday morning interview on Kossuth Radio, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed the possibility of lifting restrictions in Budapest, the government’s job creation programs, transit zones, the court ruling on the case concerning the Roma community in Gyöngyöspata, and the decision handed down yesterday by the European Court of Justice concerning migration and border protection.
Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó reacted to today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice rejecting Hungary’s and Slovakia’s challenge to the EU’s migrant resettlement scheme, calling the decision “outrageous and irresponsible.”
Hungary's parliamentary speaker said the opposition had missed the point with its rhetoric on “defending” Hungary’s EU membership against the policies of the governing parties because that's never been the government's position
János Lázár, the minister heading the prime minister’s office, said that Hungary expects to have disputes of unprecedented ferocity with Brussels in May and June with respect to the issue of the distribution of immigrants