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A left-wing take on the Hungarian-Polish summit

January 6th, 2018

Commenting on Wednesday’s visit by Poland’s PM to Hungary, the left-wing newspaper sides with the European Commission in its controversy with the governments of Poland and Hungary.

Népszava’s Tamás Rónay agrees with the European Commission in its endeavour to launch Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty against Poland on grounds of rule of law infringements. He argues that the recent reform of the Polish judiciary has put an end to the separation of powers in Poland. He also disagrees with PM Orbán, who told the press on Wednesday that on account of their high growth rates, the Visegrád Countries claim a bigger role in decision-making within the European Union. Rónay believes that per capita GDP figures are more telling than growth rates and in this respect, Poland and Hungary rank number 21 and 22 respectively among EU members.


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