RTVS | The European Parliament strongly condemned Hungary

On Thursday, the European Parliament condemned the Hungarian government's deliberate, continuous and systematic efforts to undermine the fundamental values of the European Union. The resolution, which was supported by 345 MEPs, expresses deep concern at the further erosion of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary. What are the main reasons why the European Parliament has expressed its so far strongest reservations against Hungary? Žiga Faktor, director of our Brussels office and deputy director, commented on RTVS.

"The criticism is long-standing, for more than five years there have been investigations at the level of European institutions into what is happening in Hungary. What Parliament is criticising is, above all, the long-term deterioration of the rule of law in the country - in terms of corruption, abuse of public funds, restrictions on the freedom of the judiciary, the media, the rights of minorities - as well as the abuse of European subsidies. This is another big issue."

You can listen to the full interview here (from about 15:16).

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Žiga Faktor
Deputy Director & Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

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