The “political strategy” to attack the Hungarian government over its response measures to the novel coronavirus epidemic “works against a strong and unified Europe”, Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote in an op-ed for Brussels-based news portal Euractiv. Continue reading “Justice minister: Attacks on Hungary work against a strong and unified Europe”
Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga on Wednesday attended a videoconference of the European Council’s General Affairs Council (GAC), which reviewed national and EU responses to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading “Justice minister attends GAC meeting”
Hungary’s new law which enhances government powers to tackle the novel coronavirus epidemic will be in effect until the end of the state of emergency, Justice Minister Judit Varga told Austrian public broadcaster ORF late on Tuesday. Continue reading “Varga: Epidemic response law ends when state of emergency ends”
Justice Minister Judit Varga firmly rejected criticism of Hungary’s recent bill on coronavirus related measures, in a letter published by Politico on Friday, saying that “Europe’s hysterical reaction to emergency measures is evidence of double standards”. Continue reading “Justice minister rejects “fake news” about Hungary”
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.
Swedish social democrat MEP Helene Fritzon heavily criticised Hungary’s government in an op-ed for Aftonbladet. She claimed that there are no women in the government, and that the proportion of women in the parliament has dropped. According to Fritzon, the Orban government “pays women to have more children”. Continue reading “Government rejects Swedish criticism”