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European Parliament: Hungary is unfit for EU presidency

May 26, 2023

Hungary's numerous violations of European law make it unfit to hold the rotating EU presidency in 2024.

MEPs are planning to adopt a resolution next week, Euractiv reports.

The draft resolution, which was reviewed by the publication, was supported by the main parties of the European Parliament. Hungary is to lead the EU Council from July 2024, less than a month after the next European elections.


The rotating presidency of the EU Council is responsible for shaping negotiations on EU laws. The resolution "questions how Hungary will be able to fulfill this task reliably in 2024, given its lack of compliance with EU law and the values enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty establishing the European Union, as well as the principle of sincere cooperation".

The resolution calls on EU governments to find an appropriate solution as soon as possible and recalls that the European Parliament may take appropriate measures if no such solution is found.

Author - Olena Madiak, 26/05/2023

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