He held a press conference in the European Parliament delegation to find his tour of Hungary. The delegates of the LIBE Committee arrived in Budapest with the aim to find out about the enforcement of the rule of law in Hungary, and the freedom of the press and scientific life also tried to gain a picture.
The Head of Delegation, Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield he said that in recent days members of the committee had been working from eight in the morning to nine and found that there were worrying signs of the rule of law in Hungary. Based on some interviews, it is seen that the situation has deteriorated in recent years.
Delbos-Corfield also mentioned specific cases Euronews report according to:
- The launch of the seven-week procedure after the judicial system in Hungary has been reformed since 2018, which has not helped restore the independence of the judiciary.
- The law on foundations makes it difficult to be transparent about public and other money.
- It is also very difficult to keep track of who ends up with the funds coming to Hungary, although this would be very important.
Another problem is the maintenance of the emergency situation, which is typical of other countries, but in Hungary, important laws have been adopted that have nothing to do with the epidemic.
The head of the delegation also talked about the fact that in several cases serious inspections were experienced on the part of the Hungarian negotiating partners. According to Delbos-Corfield, there was a man contacted in the press who left the delegation at a wooden picture and called the work of the delegation a joke, a theater. There were also negative signals about the courts, and their interlocutors did not answer some questions. The trial took place in a tense tone in Delbos-Corfield.
MTI said it was surprising how much attention was paid to their activities; this is not the case at all. He added that it was not a pleasure to read the press releases about themselves, because he thought they were damaging to the work and integrity of the EP. He stated that he appreciated the parliament of the parliament and expected the European Parliament to have such respect.
Responding to a question, Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield said they were also briefed on the state of the media. Non-governmental actors pointed out to them that there are many different media in Hungary, which shows that pluralism prevails. However, Yellow interpreted the responses, the French MEP added, as meaning that it was not the job of the Media Council to examine the proportionate appearance of different opinions in the media. He has heard a lot from government-critical sources that some important opposition figures are never given a place in public service broadcasts, he said, noting that in France, different views need to be displayed in a proportionate way.