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Jun 01, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Hungary becomes first in EU to rescind state of emergency order

Justice Minister Judit Varga said Hungary has successfully concluded the first phase of its efforts against the novel coronavirus and will be the first European Union member to rescind its special legal order.

 

Justice Minister Judit Varga said Hungary has successfully concluded the first phase of its efforts against the novel coronavirus and will be the first European Union member to rescind its special legal order.

“We have managed so far to prevent the pandemic from reaching tragic proportions similar to some member states. This has been possible because the Hungarian government took all the necessary measures in due time and could rely on the sacrifice and discipline of the Hungarian citizens,” Minister Varga wrote in an article published by portal EUObserver.

The minister said that “the extraordinary governance structure chosen by Hungary served its purpose and served it well”. “Without the state of emergency, none of the necessary measures could have been taken on time and some of the measures that saved lives couldn’t have been taken at all.”

By submitting its proposal to terminate the state of emergency, the government made it clear that its measures during the crisis were “not only necessary, proportionate and successful but also temporary”.

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