The quota is no solution – govt official

The Hungarian Ministry of Justice has officially received the European Commission’s letter about its December decision to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice (CJEU) “for non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation”. Continue reading “The quota is no solution – govt official”


Szijjarto: We are strong when we are united

According to the minister of foreign affairs and trade, the year has barely started, but one can already conclude that “we are facing extraordinary times”. “In these extraordinary times we need the strength, bravery and especially the unity which characterises us, Hungarians”, Peter Szijjarto told Hungarian news agency MTI on Sunday. Continue reading “Szijjarto: We are strong when we are united”

Govt accuses Commission of double standards

The European Commission is applying double standards by singling out the refusal to implement European Union refugee quotas by three member states, a government official said on Thursday. Continue reading “Govt accuses Commission of double standards”


Don’t expect the EU to topple Orban – MEP

The possibilities of EU institutions to put pressure on Hungary’s government are limited, and don’t even want to really intervene, MEPs told Hungarian news site, speaking on condition of anonymity. Continue reading “Don’t expect the EU to topple Orban – MEP”


Trocsanyi: Cooperation with EC “not completely reassuring”

Hungary’s cooperation with the European Commission is “not completely reassuring”, Justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi said on Monday during an annual hearing before parliament’s European affairs committee. Continue reading “Trocsanyi: Cooperation with EC “not completely reassuring””


Brussels applies double standards – Trocsanyi

The European Commission is applying double standards towards Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic with the infringement procedures, Hungarian Minister of Justice Laszlo Trocsanyi told MTI on Saturday, after meeting his Polish counterpart, Zbigniew Ziobro. Continue reading “Brussels applies double standards – Trocsanyi”


Government sends response to EC over infringement procedure

The Hungarian government considers the European Commission’s infringement procedure launched against Hungary’s law on the transparency of civil organisations as unfounded, in a formal response sent to the Commission on Tuesday, a justice ministry state secretary said. Continue reading “Government sends response to EC over infringement procedure”