Varga holds talks with Reynders

Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga attended the meeting of the General Affairs Council in Brussels on Tuesday and held a bilateral meeting with Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders. According to Varga’s Facebook post, topics such as the EU vaccination process and the issue of overhead reduction have been raised at the meeting. „The Hungarian government insists on the fact that vaccination can’t be a political … Continue reading Varga holds talks with Reynders

Fidesz critical of rule-of-law report liaison

Ruling Fidesz MEPs have sent a letter of protest to the European Commission arguing that the appointed liaison of the delegation preparing this year’s rule-of-law report on Hungary, was “an out-and-out left-wing political activist”. Fidesz EP group leader Tamas Deutsch noted that the EC had promised an “unbiased” 2020 rule-of-law report. He accused the EC of instead having produced “a political pamphlet” echoing the European … Continue reading Fidesz critical of rule-of-law report liaison

Hungary to veto EU budget and recovery fund

Prime Minister Viktor Orban informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel in a message that the Hungarian government will veto the legislation related to the seven-year EU budget and the recovery fund, – Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday afternoon. “I … Continue reading Hungary to veto EU budget and recovery fund

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”