Hungary refuses to withdraw anti-migration legislation and constitutional amendments
20 September 2018
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Hungary refused to withdraw its controversial "Stop-Soros" anti-migration legislation and subsequent modification of its Constitution which had earned the Hungarian government infringement procedures from the European Commission, official sources declared here on Wednesday.
"The government prepared its answers to the European Commission's proposals in the infringement procedure concerning the 'Stop Soros' package and the related amendments to the Constitution, and Hungary will not withdraw the legislation protecting the country and Europe," Pal Volner, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, told journalists.
The Commission launched infringement proceedings against Hungary in July in response to the "Stop Soros" law package and the related constitutional amendment. The Commission's experts had serious concerns about their compliance with the European Union (EU) law. The Hungarian government had two months to respond to the arguments.
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