Judit Varga: The rule of law report has no legal basis
The Minister of Justice added that Hungary will always be a partner of the European Commission in diplomatic and legal dialogue.
According to the Hungarian government, the European Commission ‘s report on the rule of law has no legal basis – a rule issued by the Minister of Justice after a discussion on Didier Reynders’ enforcement in Budapest on Thursday. Judit Varga told reporters that at the meeting, in addition to explaining the Hungarian position, she told the Commissioner:
Hungary will always be a partner of the European Commission in diplomatic and legal dialogue.
He recalled that the Polish and Hungarian governments had already made a decision in the General Affairs Council to draw up reports on the rule of law. This is because there is no legal basis for such a procedure in the previous treaties, the minister said. He added that, due to the lack of a legal basis, no action could result from the reports.
He continued to say: he told the commissioner that the reports in Hungary were based on government-critical, biased NGOs and were the most drastic examples by the benchmark. In the European Union, which is made up of different constitutional states,
there is no one-size-fits-all model, it can only be a constitutional dialogue between nations that respect each other
He pointed out.
On the Child Protection Act and Migration
The child protection law was also discussed at the meeting, the minister continued. In this connection, he informed the Commissioner that
In Hungary, to determine the direction of their child’s upbringing after Hungarian parents,
and the related legislative powers.
There was also talk of migration; In this connection, Judit Varga believed that the position of the Hungarian government, which has been consistently represented since 2015, is now shared by more and more people on the continent. He expressed the demand that the union should have been obliged to reimburse the costs of the Hungarian border fence and related expenses. It would be appropriate to close the infringement proceedings against Hungary due to migration, as they were initiated due to measures that protect not only Hungary but also the borders of the whole of Europe from illegal immigration, Judit Varga emphasized.
Meanwhile, the only effective way to guard the border seems to be the fence, he added.
Finally, he said: at the meeting, he expressed the view that from the rule of law reports “Roaring double standard” it breaks the mutual, sensitive trust that holds the European Union together and encourages them to work together further.
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