Rule of law in Hungary: press conference with lead MEPs 

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On Wednesday, ahead of a debate and vote in plenary on a resolution on the Hungarian government’s efforts to undermine European values, lead MEPs will brief journalists.

Concerns about the Hungarian government’s deliberate and systematic attempts to undermine the founding values of the EU enshrined in Article 2 TEU will be the focus of a plenary debate on Wednesday, from around 17.00. MEPs will then vote on a draft resolution on Thursday at 11.00.

Who: The standing rapporteur for Hungary Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield (Greens/EFA, FR), and the shadow rapporteurs Isabel Wiseler-Lima (EPP, LU), Thijs Reuten (S&D, NL), Ramona Strugariu (Renew, RO) and Malin Björk (The Left, SE), will explain the content of the draft resolution and answer journalists’ questions.

When: Wednesday 31 May 2023, 11:00 - 11:30 CEST

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, Anna Politkovskaya press conference room (0A50), Spaak building, and with remote participation.

How: Accredited media representatives can attend the press conference physically. Journalists wishing to participate and ask questions remotely, please connect via Interactio by using this: The press conference will also be web streamed live and recorded on the Parliament’s Multimedia Centre. Interpretation will be available to and from English, French, and Hungarian.

MEPs have repeatedly expressed major concerns over the state of EU values in Hungary, which has deteriorated further in recent years. Read more on threats to rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary 2024.

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