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Monday, 15 April 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Rule of law in Romania (debate)
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  Judith Sargentini, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group. – Madam President, the rule of law is not left wing or right wing, and it’s very painful to see here that the Romanian Government is backing up the Hungarian Government by not putting the report on Hungary on the agenda. Everybody has said it, but it’s incredibly disappointing. The Romanian Presidency is not here, that is unbelievable. It’s also the Presidency that is de-legitimising the Parliament’s candidate for the European Public Prosecutor, and with that actually de-legitimising the whole process. Fighting corruption is crucial in the rule of law, and we’ve got a country that is seriously backsliding and that is chairing the European Council right now.

Give me another example... oh, I know, January 2011 when the Hungarian Government was chair of the Council. That was also half a year when nothing happened. People, we need to be ashamed of this: six weeks before the European elections and we’ve got this as an example.

 
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