- 27 Apr 2017 10:00 AM
The spokesperson said the EC has sent Hungary a letter of formal notice on the matter, which officially launches the procedure. Margaritis Schinas said the EC would continue its dialogue with the Hungarian government on matters on which they are at odds, including migration.
He added that the EC would also keep monitoring a bill before parliament on the transparency of civil groups funded by foreign donors.
Schinas also said the EU would issue a response to what he said were “false statements” in the Hungarian government’s latest national consultation campaign entitled “Stop Brussels!” this afternoon, when Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses a plenary session of the European Parliament.
The EC said in a statement released on Wednesday that it considered the national consultation questionnaire to be based on “several factually incorrect or highly misleading claims and allegations”, adding that EC First Vice President Frans Timmermans would “set the record straight” on the matter “based on hard facts” at this afternoon’s EP plenary debate.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.
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