The justice minister said the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) is sending a delegation to Hungary with a continuation of its “attack” against the child protection law.
“The delegation’s declared intention is to launch another attack because of the Law on Child Protection by using the rule of law as a tool rather than as a principle. Furthermore, they also want to discuss the Article 7 proceeding, which has slowly stopped attracting any interest,” Judit Varga said in an English-language Facebook post.
Meanwhile, Hungary stands by its “consistent” stance that EU institutions should not overstep their competencies laid down in the fundamental treaties “simply because a Member State does not act the way bureaucrats in Brussels want it.” “We will always remain open to dialogue based on mutual respect, although we have no illusions: when it’s about punishing Hungary, we have seen that Brussels knows no borders,” she said. However, Hungary will attend the talks are a constructive partner “as our intentions are straightforward while our legal arguments are clear and confident,” she said.