Justice Minister Judit Varga said it appears that “compliance with the LGBTQ lobby” is more important to the European Commission than the protection of national minorities or the fight against anti-Semitism.
Commenting on the commission’s latest rule of law report, the minister noted that the report released on Tuesday was the second of its kind within a year. The report released last autumn also proves that it is impossible to compile an objective comparable analysis on complex legal institutions “based on politically motivated starting points, prejudices and unstable methodological footing,” Minister Varga said.
In its report, the EC welcomed the Hungarian justice system’s high level of digitalization and its performance in terms of the lengths of proceedings. It added, however, that a recommendation to Hungary to strengthen judicial independence “remains unaddressed”, noting that new rules allowing the appointment of members of the Constitutional Court to the Supreme Court outside of the normal procedure is among developments “adding to existing concerns”. As for the system of checks and balances, the EC said the transparency and quality of the legislative process remained a source of concern.