Upon meeting Polish President Andrzej Duda in Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that Hungary backs Poland amid “the attack from Brussels”.
Talks focused on current issues, especially on the European Commission’s request that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) impose a fine on Poland until it suspends disciplinary chamber for judges of its Supreme Court. PM Orbán called the move an “unprecedented abuse of power”. The EC attacked the constitutional institutions and identity of a sovereign state, PM Orbán was cited as saying. Meanwhile, Poland continues to protect the EU’s outer borders from growing illegal migration, PM Orbán said. The procedure is “outrageous, totally unacceptable and pulls apart the unity of the EU”, PM Orbán said. Hungary issued a statement late on Wednesday, declaring support for Poland. It will also look into ways to back Poland during the court proceedings, PM Orbán said.
The Hungarian government has decided to adopt a resolution in support of Poland and to “condemn ignoble attacks by Brussels”, according to Justice Minister Judit Varga.