Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party was “an inch away” from leaving the European People’s Party (EPP) on Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a radio interview. Continue reading “Orban: ‘We were an inch away from quitting EPP’”
Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch says the key task in 2020 is to put a halt to migration to Europe.
Justice Minister Judit Varga slammed Tuesday’s hearing of Article 7 proceedings against Hungary, saying it had become clear that the proceedings were “being controlled from the outside” and that certain interest groups were trying to create mistrust among European Union member states.
The issue of the state of the rule of law is not a legal one in Hungary, but rather one of honour, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after talks with his Finnish counterpart in Budapest on Monday. Continue reading “Orban: Rule of law in Hungary ‘matter of honour’”
We still have many battles to fight, Hungary’s new minister of justice, Judit Varga told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap in a recent interview. Continue reading “Justice minister: Central Europe must be respected”
Finland – who wolds the the presidency of the Council of the EU from the 1st of July – wants to speed up the Article 7 procedure against Hungary and hold a formal hearing in the General Affairs Council, diplomatic sources told Euronews. Continue reading “Finnish presidency to increase pressure on Hungary”
The European Commission shares the majority of concerns over the rule of law, human rights and corruption in Hungary, the commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans told the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee (LIBE) in Brussels on Thursday. Continue reading “Timmermans: EC ‘shares concerns’ over rule of law in Hungary”