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Sep 18, 2019

Justice Minister: Article 7 procedure against Hungary could have been closed already

Judit Varga said the Article 7 procedure could have already been closed since there are legal answers to “accusations” Hungary has been subject to.

The Justice Minister has highlighted that had it not been for a political order, the European Union’s ongoing Article 7 procedure against Hungary could have been closed yesterday, the day before yesterday, or even a year ago.

During an interview on M1 television, Judit Varga said the procedure could have already been closed since there are legal answers to “accusations” Hungary has been subject to.

The Minister said it was not a surprise that the hearing had not attracted too much interest in the council room as “there was nothing new under the sun, with accusations parroted by the pro-immigration elite.”

Minister Varga said Monday’s hearing created an opportunity for the Hungarian government to provide a detailed explanation of the legal and political environment to the critics of Hungary. It demonstrated once again that politics and other member states should not be meddling in legal proceedings. She said that although the EU is an advocate of transparency, the hearing was not made public.

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