BUDAPEST – Parliament: No rule of law conditionality

The Hungarian parliament, in which Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s ruling Fidesz party has a super-majority, called on the government on Tuesday (14 July) to prevent linking of EU funding to rule of law, which the legislative body called “political and ideological conditionality.”

The resolution also said that the ongoing Article 7 procedure against Hungary must be closed before the country’s government can give its blessing to the EU’s long-term budget and recovery plan, which requires the unanimity of all EU member states.

In addition, the parliament said the Hungarian government will follow the principles of equal treatment of countries and equal support for poorer member states. The parliament also noted that the government will ensure EU funding of political parties while pseudo civil society organisations carrying out political activities will be stopped.

(Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com)

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