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Justice Minister Judit Varga to German public service broadcaster ARD: Law on containment effort is democratic

Ministry of Justice, April 1, 2020 5:54 PM

The law on the effort to contain the coronavirus is democratic, Justice Minister Judit Varga told the German national public service television broadcaster ARD.

Justice Minister Judit Varga to Austrian television broadcaster ORF: Containment legislation will remain in force as long as state of danger prevails

Ministry of Justice, April 1, 2020 5:52 PM

The law on the effort to contain the coronavirus will remain in force as long as the state of danger prevails, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Tuesday evening on the programme ‘Zeit im Bild’ of the Austrian national public service television news channel ORF.

Justice Minister Judit Varga rejected criticisms related to “enabling act” in Politico

Ministry of Justice, March 30, 2020 1:56 PM

Justice Minister Judit Varga firmly rejected criticisms levelled at the proposed legislation about the containment of the coronavirus epidemic in an opinion piece published on Friday on Politico’s website, highlighting that the “hysterical reaction” to the Hungarian emergency measures is proof of the double standards prevalent in the European Union.

When and how the House decides is crucial for our nation

Ministry of Justice, March 25, 2020 6:07 PM

The Justice Minister said it is crucial for the Hungarian nation when and how Members of Parliament will decide about the government’s bill regarding the containment of the coronavirus.

Justice Minister Judit Varga: Opposition is hypocritical and irresponsible

Ministry of Justice, March 24, 2020 6:15 PM

On Monday evening on the public service television news channel M1, Justice Minister Judit Varga described the opposition’s “hypocritical” and “irresponsible” behaviour as incomprehensible in the context of the fact that the opposition did not consent to the urgent debate of the proposed legislation about the containment of the coronavirus in departure from the House Rules.

European Court Advocate General’s opinion reflects argumentation of Soros organisations

Ministry of Justice, March 19, 2020 6:00 PM

On Friday, the Ministry of Justice accused the European Court’s Advocate General of adopting “the argumentation of the civil-society organisations financed by George Soros” when finding the amendment of the Hungarian higher education legislation to be in breach of EU law.

Further government decisions serving containment of epidemic adopted

Ministry of Justice, March 15, 2020 8:00 PM

The latest government decrees and decisions which serve the containment of the coronavirus epidemic have been released in the Saturday edition of Magyar Közlöny [Hungarian Gazette].

Hungarian telecommunications and retail special taxes are not contrary to EU law

Ministry of Justice, March 3, 2020 9:00 PM

According to the judgment passed by the Court of Justice of the European Union on Tuesday, the Hungarian government did not contravene EU law when it levied special taxes on telecommunications businesses and retailers after 2010, the Justice Minister told the Hungarian news agency MTI.

Digital Freedom Commission formed

Ministry of Justice, March 3, 2020 3:22 PM

The duty of the Commission is to explore what impact tech companies have on the institutions and functioning of the rule of law, the enforcement of personal freedoms and fundamental democratic norms.

Government seeks to stop prison business

Ministry of Justice, February 20, 2020 8:00 PM

The government seeks to put an end to the prison business which has now become an industry worth billions of forints, the Justice Minister said on Thursday in Parliament.