Report by the President of the Curia of Hungary at the Venice Commission’s 131st Plenary Session

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20 June 2022

One of the agenda items of the Venice Commission’s 131st meeting – held on 17-18 June 2022 in Venice, Italy – was the follow-up of the Venice Commission’s recommendation CDL-AD(2021)036 on Hungary, adopted in Autumn 2021. Didier Reynders, the Justice Commissioner of the European Commission, was also present for part of the meeting.

The President of the Curia, as a member of the Venice Commission, reported on the legislative and judicial administrative actions taken in Hungary to implement the Venice Commission’s recommendations and their expected continuation. He also drew attention to the fact that the implementation of some of the Venice Commission’s recommendations may jeopardize a number of interests and that a serious debate in this context cannot be ruled out. If, as a result thereof, the European Commission does not accept the implementation of the aforementioned recommendations by Hungary and therefore expresses concerns in the rule of law reports, a situation of uncertainty will arise.

Budapest, 20 June 2022

The Communications Department of the Curia of Hungary