Joint Letter from Civil Society Organisations to EU Governments. Article 7(1) TEU Hearing on the Rule of Law, Democracy and Fundamental Rights in Hungary

Letter ahead of the EU General Affairs Council’s meeting on 23 May 2022, on the situation of the rule of law and other Article 2 TEU values in Hungary.

The hearing takes place at a time when the importance of the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights across Europe is in ever sharper focus. Fidesz’s recent re-election, leading to Viktor Orbán’s fourth successive term as prime minister, provides a critical opportunity for Member States to act firmly and swiftly to protect EU values.