The Government has already clarified vis-a-vis European institutions the vast majority of the issues that are expected to be raised at the hearing in the European Parliament (EP) to be held on Monday with respect to the situation of fundamental rights in Hungary, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács stated at his press conference held in Brussels before the hearing.

The Spokesperson said that only a few hours earlier, they still had no information as to what issues will be dealt with at the Monday meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (LIBE), one of the topics of which will be the state of the rule of law in Hungary.

He pointed out that the hearing is „politically motivated”, and the „so-called non-governmental organisations” which compiled the documents serving as the basis for the meeting are engaged in political activities.

There are some who continue to believe that the accusations levelled against Hungary in the past six years are still valid. There are people in the Hungarian left-wing opposition and the EP’s left-wing and liberal groups who are certain that they know better than anyone else what Europe’s future should look like, and how the Member States should behave, Mr Kovács stressed at the international press conference held before the meeting.

As he said, civil society organisations seek to intervene in politics without authorisation from the people, and therefore greater transparency is required in respect of non-governmental organisations who are attempting to gain a determining political role.

He added that there is a debate regarding the role of non-governmental organisations not only in Hungary, but throughout Western-Europe and the United States as well.

At LIBE’s Monday hearing the Hungarian Government will be represented by Justice Minister László Trócsányi.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister/MTI)