European Commission refers Hungary to top EU court

The European Commission on Wednesday said it would refer Hungary to the European Union’s highest court over reforms introduced by the conservative government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “With this step we hope to convince Hungary to change the legislation,” Olivier Bailly, a Commission spokesman, told reporters in Brussels. The dispute turns around a law […]

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Ambassador to the Holy See: “Europe’s new democracies can give an impetus to a Christian renaissance”

In an interview with Edward Pentin, from Zenit, Hungary’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Mr. Gábor Györiványi, stressed that “the real founding fathers of the European Union planned to base the Union on Christian values, and expressed the notion that European democracy can only be viable if constructed on the Christian basis.” “We hope that […]

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Budapest’s auxiliary bishop on the real reasons behind the attacks against Hungary

Jesus Christ said, “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.” (John 15:18). These words are especially acute today, since Hungary has been under single fire from many all over the world – Bishop János Székely writes. What is the reason for this hatred? The real reason is the fact that our […]

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EU commission starts legal action against Hungary

The European Commission has launched legal action against Hungary over its new constitution, under the pretext its government has too much control of judges and the central bank. “We hoped that the Hungarian authorities would make the changes necessary to guarantee respect of EU law. This has not been the case so far, therefore we […]

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Hungary challenges EU to clarify legal complaints

Talking to a group of foreign correspondents, Hungary’s prime minister said Thursday his government was ready to negotiate objections to its new constitution with the European Union, “but what we need is not political opinion, but arguments.” “When the arguments on behalf of the European Union are convincing — that it’s better to accept and […]

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European Commission threatens to sue Hungary over Constitution and policies

The European Commission gave a one-week delay to the Hungarian government to modify policies that, in the Commission’s mind, undermine the independence of the central bank and threaten to tip the country toward authoritarianism. Or face formal legal action… European officials are taking advantage of sorely needed financial assistance from the European Union and the […]

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Hungary’s new constitution: EU Commission does not intervene in the constitutional processes of Member States

A highly charged debate about the new Hungarian constitution pitted the EPP against the other political groups in the European Parliament on Wednesday. The EPP insisted that Member States’ constitutions fall under national sovereignty and that any number of European constitutions might be liable to dissection if the same standards of scrutiny were applied to […]

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Secularists and pro-homosexual lobby infuriated by Hungary’s draft constitution

Last March 9th, Hungary’s coalition government released the draft text for a new constitution, with the hope that it will be adopted by the national Parliament on 18 April. Under the draft, the constitution would start with the first line of the national anthem “O, my God, the Magyar bless with Thy plenty and good […]

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