EU institutions – the European Parliament and the European Commission in particular – use advisory bodies as a means to exert political pressure, Justice Minister László Trócsányi said in an interview he gave the Polish conservative monthly WPIS.
In an interview with the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita, Hungary’s Minister of Justice László Trócsányi has said that the European Union should not intervene in the internal affairs of Member States, but should exercise the powers which are within its competence.
After talks with his Hungarian counterpart László Trócsányi in Krakow on 8 April, Poland’s Minister of Justice and Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro announced that his country is supporting the lawsuit filed last December by Hungary at the European Court of Justice against the EU mandatory migrant resettlement quota, because it considers Hungary’s complaint to be legitimate.
At a press conference, state secretary at the Hungarian Justice Ministry Pál Völner has said that “Hungary is committed to proceeding with the lawsuit it has launched against compulsory migration quotas, and in light of the terror threat its resolve is absolute”.
After an extraordinary meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council in Brussels on 24 March, Minister of State Barna Berke told Hungarian news agency MTI that “In addition to expressing solidarity and support, the joint statement adopted by the JHA Council also focused on tightening cooperation and the importance of information sharing”.
“There is no more time to waste, decision-making shall be accelerated”, said Minister of State Barna Berke prior to the extraordinary meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) in Brussels on 24 March. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Netherlands presidency has convened an extraordinary meeting of ministers for justice and security and representatives of the EU institutions.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered its judgment in the case of a Pakistani migrant, and has upheld every argument submitted by the Hungarian government; according to the judgment Hungary is legally entitled under the Dublin III Regulation to send back migrants to safe third countries.
The referendum on the EU quota plan may be held this autumn even if the issue comes before all Hungarian judicial forums, due to petitions by the opposition and other parties, said Pál Völner, Minister of State for Justice in an interview by Magyar Idők online news portal. He presumed that the number of voters at the referendum would match the number of voters at the general elections.
On 6 March 2016, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice Pál Völner told Hungarian television M1 in its evening show that municipalities are standing by the Government on the issue of the referendum on the compulsory quotas.
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