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Jan 15, 2020

Justice Minister on EP debate: Hungary rejects double standards and political witch-hunts

"The Hungarian government remains open to dialogue on a legal basis, but we reject double standards and political witch-hunts. Long live the rule of law, long live democracy!" Minister Varga said.

In light of today’s debate in the European Parliament about the rule of law in Hungary, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on her social media page that Hungary rejects double standards and political witch-hunts.

"The European Parliament with a new composition has on today's and tomorrow's agenda the state of rule of law in Hungary. If rule of law and democracy are indeed important to the newly elected MEPs, they must say today that the previous European Parliament went against both EU law and its own procedural rules when on October 8, 2018, it launched Article 7 proceedings against our country in a manner that required a two-thirds majority, but the EU did not take into account abstentions," Minister Varga wrote on her Facebook page.

"The Hungarian government remains open to dialogue on a legal basis, but we reject double standards and political witch-hunts. Long live the rule of law, long live democracy!" Minister Varga added.

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