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Jan 24, 2019

Government will not participate in EP debate on the rule of law in Hungary

The debate is set for January 30th in Brussels on recent developments concerning the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary

The Hungarian government has confirmed that it will not participate in next week’s European Parliamentary debate on the rule of law in Hungary.

Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, pointed out that there is no reason for the discussion. The debate is set for January 30th in Brussels on recent developments concerning the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary.

Gulyás said observance of the rule of law is just a “pretext” to allow “the sanctioning of Hungary because it was the first country to state clearly its rejection to take in migrants”.

The minister highlighted that the mandate of the current European Parliament will expire in May, and called the incumbent body “an outgoing range”.