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Hungary is ready for a dialogue on the rule of law with the EU

Hungary is open to dialogue with the European Union, Minister of Justice Judit Varga Said “But it rejects double standards and stigma,” before the Council of Ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday.

On the agenda for a particular country related to the rule of law, Barga told journalists: The issue of integrating member states, not the issue of promoting wedges between member states. “

Mr Barga said Hungarian voters recently gave the national conservative government a “fourth historic mission.” “This is a powerful and comprehensive mission, with the support of 54% of voters and the obligation to stay true to their expectations.”

“Our voters can see the concerns of the European Commission and certain EU partners, but our voters are Hungarian citizens,” she said. “Hungarian democracy does not share these concerns.”

At the same time, the Minister said Hungary “is open to dialogue in a spirit of mutual respect and applies an unbiased approach that eliminates double standards and stigma.” We can withstand the criticisms and are willing to address these concerns, “she added.

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Mr Barga said the government will always listen carefully to other member states and their situation regarding the rule of law. She added that the purpose should be to learn from each other’s constitutional identities and exchange experiences and best practices.

Regarding the announcement by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on the Hungarian rule of law review last week, Barga said: The decision has not been called yet. This will take place in late April. You need to receive the letter first and check it thoroughly. “

She said the complete system of rule of law is based on a December 2020 political agreement between EU leaders and the EC. She added that the terms were clearly agreed at the time and that the mechanism was applicable in terms of a new financial framework and recovery fund.

“If Hungary does not receive funds from these resources, how can they be used irregularly?” She said. “This is a legal concern and a concern about its content,” she said.

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Barga said that when countries become EU member states, markets will open up and “cohesion will strengthen the development between the two countries by promoting economic development in least developed countries and gaining a decent share for everyone.” Said. Barga quoted a former German commissioner who said, “Every cent investing in Central and Eastern Europe will add another 76 cents to Germany’s GDP.”

She added that the excellent performance of the Hungarian economy was an important factor in winning the government elections.

“We are ranked second in terms of economic growth,” she said. “Hungary has been in partnership for centuries based on historical and constitutional similarities,” she said, ranking first. “We are always friends and this will continue to be true in the future,” she said.

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