Hungary - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (15.06.17)

Q - Are you concerned following the adoption in Hungary of the law on strengthening government control of NGOs benefiting from foreign funds?

A - The Hungarian Parliament yesterday adopted a law on the transparency of organizations receiving foreign funds, which is yet to be passed in order to enter into force.

Following the submission of an opinion by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, which was partly taken into account, the European Commission indicated yesterday that it was examining this legislation’s compliance with European law.

In this context, France reaffirms its attachment to the respect by member states of the common values enshrined in the European treaties.

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