House Speaker László Kövér said the coronavirus pandemic which threatens human lives has brought about an extraordinary legal situation in all democratic, rule-governed nations.
According to MTI, Kövér told a Council of Europe conference of parliamentary speakers in Athens on Thursday that all states had a sovereign right to act to ensure the well-being of their citizens while keeping legal safety in view. Hungary has managed both during the pandemic, he added. Hungary’s parliament continued to exercise control over the government during the pandemic with due respect for health considerations, Kövér said, adding the series of restrictive measures which the government took were authorized by parliament.
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