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to wind up the debate on statements by the Council and the Commission

pursuant to Rule 110(2) of the Rules of Procedure

on the situation in Hungary (2012/2511(RSP))

Timothy Kirkhope, Anthea McIntyre on behalf of the ECR Group

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Hungary (2012/2511(RSP))  

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the European Union’s provisions on fundamental values and fundamental freedoms, and in particular to Articles 2, 3 and 6 of the Treaty on the European Union and Article 130 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–   having regard to Rule 110(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas on 18 April 2011 the Hungarian Parliament adopted the new fundamental law of Hungary, which came into force on 1 January 2012;

B.  whereas the European Commission has concerns regarding certain aspects of Hungarian law, including the independence of the national central bank, the data protection agency and the judiciary;

C. whereas the Hungarian Government has expressed a willingness to cooperate with the European Commission;

1.  Stresses the importance that any evaluation and analysis carried out by the European Commission and the European Parliament of the situation in Hungary, should be fact based and balanced;

2.  Supports the role of the European Commission in ensuring that Hungarian national legislation is in conformity both with the European Union Treaties and basic common democratic values and in this context, and its current evaluation of the situation in Hungary;

3.  Calls on the Hungarian Government to work closely and fully cooperate with the European Commission as guardian of the Treaties, to resolve the situation and if necessary amend the legislation concerned;

4.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, the Governments and Parliaments of the Member States and the President of the Republic of Hungary.


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