Merkel: Hungary Must Adjust To EU Principles

  • 19 Jan 2012 11:50 AM
Merkel: Hungary Must Adjust To EU Principles
"Hungary must adjust to basic EU principles, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared in a Sunday radio interview in her first public comments in connection with the controversy over Hungarian laws.

Regarding the possibility of depriving Hungary of EU voting rights, she told state radio that a thorough examination of Hungary’s controversial laws for compatibility with EU rules must first be carried out.

It is not worth speculating what consequences an EU inquiry would entail, she said, as one must await the outcome of the inquiry.

“As a matter of course Hungary, just as other EU member states, must adjust to the principles that unite us,” she said, adding that these include freedom of the press, the independence of the central bank and the independence of the Constitutional Court."

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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