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May 01, 2020

Coronavirus Update: EC confirms that measures Hungary has approved are in line with EU law

Věra Jourová, the European Commission’s vice-president in charge of transparency and values, has officially confirmed that there is no reason to take legal action against Hungary over its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Věra Jourová, the European Commission’s vice-president in charge of transparency and values, has officially confirmed that there is no reason to take legal action against Hungary over its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a post on Facebook, Justice Minister Judit Varga said the EC confirms that measures Hungary has approved are in line with EU law.

Minister Varga said there had been “a long list of people” who had levelled accusations against Hungary “without any real argument or legal analysis” over a period of weeks “in the middle of a pandemic” and had accused Hungary of having become a “dictatorship” by approving the epidemic response law.

The minister said the commission’s confirmation that Hungary’s measures were consistent with EU law had made the “attacks” against Hungary “even less credible and more transparent”. “In spite of the opposition’s machinations and accusations, we mustn’t forget that the only way forward in these difficult times is through unity,” she said.

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