The President of the European Court of Justice stressed the importance of the European judicial cooperation on 4 September in Budapest. During his official visit to Hungary, Mr. Koen Lenaerts held discussions with Mr. Tamás Sulyok, President of the Constitutional Court of Hungary and with Mr. Péter Darák, President of the Curia of Hungary.
The Constitutional Court (henceforth: the Court) has found that certain provisions of the National Security Agencies Act violate judicial independence and the fundamental right to respect for privacy, which are protected under the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Therefore the Court has annulled those provisions. The protection of national security interests is not only a constitutional aim but also a state obligation, but the impugned regulation may give rise to abuses that are incompatible with judicial independence.
Date: 12 June 2017
The Seventh Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe has started in Budapest. Upon the invitation of the Curia, the justices and chief justices of 19 Central and Eastern European countries have gathered for a conference from 4 to 7 June 2017 in the Hungarian capital. The main goal of the conference is to ensure a forum for the chief justices to familiarise themselves with each other’s best practices and to learn each other’s national solutions.