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Hungarian government must fully implement the judgment

The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that the Hungarian higher education law violates European law. The deputy chairwoman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Katja Leikert, and the head of the German delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Andreas Nick, explain:

“The judgment of the European Court of Justice cannot come as a surprise. As early as April 2017, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe submitted specific suggestions for improvement in its report on the Hungarian Higher Education Act for the aspects now objected to by the European Court of Justice. However, these were ignored by the Hungarian parliament.

As the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, we have always stood up for the unhindered continuation of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. A pluralistic democracy thrives on an institutional framework that includes an independent judiciary, free media, free science and a vibrant civil society.

It will now be important that the Hungarian government fully implements the judgment of the European Court of Justice. In the future, however, the European Union must ensure much earlier that the judgments of the European Court of Justice are observed and applied in the member states. It is therefore important that the German EU Council Presidency continues to consistently promote a new rule of law mechanism. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has submitted corresponding proposals in a resolution. “


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