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Jan 16, 2020

Fidesz MEP: There's no problem with the rule of law in Hungary

“The Hungarian government has asked the European Council to put an end to the Article 7 procedure which was launched illegitimately and built on lies,” Tamás Deutsch said.

Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch has highlighted how democratic norms function well in Hungary and "there's no problem with the rule of law".

Ahead of a debate in the European Parliament on the Article 7 procedure against Hungary, Deutsch said the hearing marked “the next phase” in the Hungarian opposition’s political activities directed against their own country.

According to MTI, Deutsch said Hungary had no bigger rule of law problems than any other EU member state and complained that Hungarian opposition MEPs were focusing their political activities on “doing as much harm as possible to their own country”.

“The Hungarian government has asked the European Council to put an end to this procedure which was launched illegitimately and built on lies,” he said.

Meanwhile, Enikő Győri said the EP adopted a resolution against Hungary in “a dubious legal procedure” in the autumn of 2018. She expressed concern over the text which she said sought to give the EP powers that EU treaties had originally not assigned to the body.

Balázs Hidvéghi called the Article 7 procedure launched against Hungary and Poland a “cynical and outrageous move” by the Socialists.

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