The European Commission decided to sue the EU to Hungary for failure to respect European legislation in the field of asylum and procedures for the return of migrants.
This is stated in the press service of the EC, reports “European true”.
The procedure of bringing Hungary accountable for violation of EU law, the European Commission launched in December 2015. The reason immigration laws of Hungary, which, according to the Commission, contrary to the European.
After a series of discussions at administrative and political levels, and another official reports of inconsistent legislation, the Commission sent Hungary my reasonable position in December 2017.
After analyzing the responses of the Hungarian authorities, the Commission decided that the most problematic issues are still not resolved and now decided to apply to Hungary to the Court of the European Union. This is the last stage of remedial procedures.
The European Commission considers that the Hungarian legislation is contrary to European the asylum procedure, reception conditions of refugees and the return procedure.
In addition, the European Commission on Thursday began sanctino procedure against Budapest in the immigration laws “Stop Soros”. The Commission sent Hungary a formal communication regarding the recently adopted package of laws that provide for criminal liability for actions in support of the submission of applications for asylum and further restrict the right to seek asylum.
Now, Hungarian authorities have two months to respond to the comments of the European Commission. If the response of Hungary to be unsatisfactory, the Commission will take the second step – send a reasonable idea, and then, if necessary, may refer the matter to the ECJ.
In June the Hungarian Parliament passed the controversial laws known as “Stop Soros”. They provide punishment for the “advertisements or the organization of illegal migration”.
The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe had previously criticized some excerpts from the new legislation, arguing that they seriously hamper the lawful activities of public associations.
The ruling party in Hungary, Fidesz said that “Brussels defends Soros” and “trying to put pressure on Hungary.”