Varga slams the “champions of transparency”

Hungary proposed at the General Affairs Council on Tuesday that the Council should discuss the European Commission’s rule of law report in public, but only Poland supported the idea. Justice Minister Judit Varga, who represented Hungary at the meeting, informed in a Facebook post about the remarks she made. According to Varga, the report should not serve as a basis for rule of law debates. … Continue reading Varga slams the “champions of transparency”

ECJ: Lex CEU breaches EU law

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Tuesday that Hungary’s law on higher education, dubbed “lex CEU” breaches EU law. Hungary’s parliament amended the country’s law on higher education in 2017, obliging foreign universities that issue their own degrees in Hungary to carry out educational activities in their home countries, while also making their operations dependent on a bilateral agreement between the Hungarian government … Continue reading ECJ: Lex CEU breaches EU law

Justice minister demands apology for ‘smear campaign’ against Hungary

People who “coordinated the international smear campaign” against Hungary over its corona measures should now “apologise to the Hungarian people”, Justice Minister Judit Varga said, insisting that the European Commission had confirmed the measures were consistent with EU law. Continue reading “Justice minister demands apology for ‘smear campaign’ against Hungary”