SAccording to the president of the delegation of the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament, Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield, the rule of law in Hungary has been degraded in several respects by the right-wing government of Victor Orbán.
The parliamentary delegation spent three days in Hungary with representatives of the seven political groups in the European Parliament.
Delbos-Corfield expressed concern not only about the reform of the Hungarian judicial system, the outsourcing of public goods to foundations or the traceability of European Union funds, but also about laws passed under emergency conditions and spying on the opposition. with the Israeli Pegasus software.
They also held talks with the government, the opposition, journalists and OBG.
Delbos-Corfield, of the Group of the Greens -European Free Alliance took stock of the visit: “It must be noted that the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court were difficult. One person refused to speak to us, someone from the world of the media , He came and said that we were a joke, a theater, and left. But apart from that, we had very interesting conversations. In the Supreme and the Constitutional we had some refusals to answer questions, but there was also clear hostility. And in one case In the Supreme Court, they threatened us twice with contempt for justice. “
As early as 2018, the European Parliament asked Member States to investigate whether Hungary violates the fundamental values of the European Union. Based on the results of the visit, the delegation will present a report to the European Parliament in December.