On Thursday Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics opened the Warsaw International Book Fair. Hungarian writers are attending the Fair, among them György Spiró, Ottó Tolna, Gábor Zsille and Márton Falusi.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Justice Tibor Navracsics has held bilateral talks in St. Petersburg with Russian Minister of Justice Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov.
In Budapest on Wednesday, at the opening ceremony of a conference organised by the National Anti-counterfeiting Board, Minister of State at the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice Róbert Répássy said that the new Penal Code, which comes into force on 1 July, is an effective, modern and unified document, which reflects a strict, ‘proportionate’ approach to criminal justice.
In his parliamentary address on Tuesday, Minister of State for Justice Róbert Répássy said that a legislative proposal is initiating the amendment of seven pieces of legislation related to criminal law.
Tibor Navracsics has said that the Polish Constitution declares Central European identity. At a reception in Budapest on Monday marking Polish Constitution Day, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Justice also said that Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – the Visegrád Four (V4) – should now come together in the economic field.
Minister of Public Administration and Justice Tibor Navracsics has said that European institutions have not voiced legal criticisms of Hungary based on legal principles, but have levelled accusations against the country based on political considerations.
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