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EP Committee to send fact-finding delegates to Hungary

January 28th, 2020

A left-liberal author lambasts the European Union for its impotence in confronting what he sees as serial rule of law infringements by the Hungarian government.

In Népszava, Péter Németh thinks the decision by the Law and Justice Committee of the European Parliament to send a delegation to Hungary to assess the state of the rule of law in the country is an unnecessary exercise. The MEPs behave as if there was no worldwide web, he argues. Németh believes the delegates will find nothing in Hungary that they could not see just as well from Brussels. They could simply follow the pro-government media or the Prime Minister’s speeches to convince themselves of where Hungary is heading. The planned fact-finding mission, he writes, is just another proof of the slowness of an EU bureaucracy which allows the founding principles of the European Union to be disregarded.

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