Hungary – Visit by Laurence Boone (20-21 April 2023)


Laurence Boone, Minister of State for Europe, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will be visiting Hungary on April 20 and 21.

During her visit, she will meet with her Hungarian counterpart, Minister for Justice Judit Varga, who is also in charge of EU Affairs, and Tibor Navracsics, Minister for Regional Development, who is in charge of Hungary’s EU funding.

With her interlocutors, the Minister will raise issues relating to the rule of law and the conditionality mechanism triggered against Hungary, reminding them of France’s commitment to compliance with the fundamental values and principles inherent to the rule of law. She will also emphasize the importance of EU unity in the face of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

Ms. Boone will also discuss the upcoming European Political Community Summit to be held in Moldova, the Hungarian presidency of the European Union Council in the second half of 2024, and several other major issues for Europe, particularly energy, economic governance, European competitiveness and the revision of the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework.

She will also take part in a lecture/discussion at Budapest’s Corvinus University, where she will speak about “Europe as a power space and the democratic challenge.” In addition, she will meet with representatives of civil society and associations, particularly those working for LGBT+ rights.