"EU Court of Justice made a political decision because of Child Protection Act"
The justice minister posted on social media her comments on the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the Hungarian and Polish cases.
The European Union’s Luxembourg-based Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its ruling on Wednesday morning, rejecting the legal claims brought by Hungary and Poland on the regulation regarding the rule of law conditionality mechanism.
— EU Court of Justice (@EUCourtPress) February 16, 2022
In mid-March, the two countries brought a legal action before the EU Court of Justice to ascertain whether EU legislation that would penalise member states that breach rule of law standards by withholding resources is in line with EU law. The ECJ ruled that the rule of law conditionality regulation was adopted on the appropriate legal basis, was compatible with the procedure under Article 7 of the EU Treaties and respected in particular both the limits of the powers conferred on the EU and the principle of legal certainty.
“The Court of Justice of the Union delivered a politically motivated judgment because of the Child Protection Act,” Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote on social media.
The decision is living proof that Brussels is abusing its power, the Hungarian MoJ writes. This is another pressure against our country only because we adopted or law on child protection last summer (the laws passed in mid-June last year impose greater punishment of paedophile crimes in Hungary and stipulated that school education must not aim to promote gender reassignment or homosexuality – ed.). “Brussels cannot let the Hungarian people have their say in a referendum. The bureaucratic elite does not want to accept the free choice and opinion of the Hungarian people,” the minister writes, concluding her post.