June 10th, 2013

Brussels examining Hungarian government’s response to constitutional criticism

The European Commission is reviewing the Hungarian government’s latest measures taken in response to criticism over constitutional amendments, spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen said on Monday.

Hansen told a news conference the assessment would soon be put into its final form and the appropriate decision on a response taken.

On Friday, Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi announced that Hungary would change its basic law, withdrawing the right of the judicial office to transfer cases between courts, taking out a clause on raising a litigation tax should Hungary be fined by international courts and keeping EU parliamentary election rules the same as those applied to Hungarian elections.

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  • ViktorOrban

    “Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held regular press conferences where he
    provided up-to-date information on the efforts to defend the dykes and
    he personally took part in the defensive operations, too.”

    Doesn’t that deserve a little hee-haw?

  • Democrat

    “Hungary would change its basic law”…again. And these were points which were raised BEFORE it was passed. This simply proves the point that to get things righted here it is necessary to take them external. And they have the nerve to say we should not question the state of democracy in Hungary!!!!

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