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Parliamentary questions
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18 April 2019
E-002085-19
Question for written answer E-002085-19
to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative)
Rule 130
Javier Couso Permuy (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  VP/HR — Changes to labour laws in Hungary
 Answer in writing 

The Hungarian Parliament passed a law on overtime on 12 December 2018 to which civil society has strongly objected. An article by Ágnes Gagyj and Tamás Gerőcs for the media platform LeftEast points out that since 2010, German pressure groups supported by Hungary’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry have been directly involved in drafting labour laws. Mercedes-Benz, BMW and the Volkswagen Group — which have plants in, respectively, Kecskemét, Debrecen and Győr — will undoubtedly benefit considerably from these changes in legislation.

1. Is the Commission aware that major German companies are interfering in the drafting of laws in Hungary?

2. What is its view on this?

Original language of question: ES 
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