Polish-Hungarian institute to evaluate rule of law in EU countries

Poland and Hungary are to establish a joint institute for assessing the rule of law in EU countries. The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó, informed the public about the initiative after a conversation with the head of Polish diplomacy, Zbigniew Rau. As he explained, the aim is to prevent the application of double standards to Poland and Hungary.

After the meeting in Budapest with Polish Foreign Affairs Minister, Zbigniew Rau, Szijjártó assessed that the EU report on the rule of law, which is soon to be discussed in Brussels, will be an expression of a political position rather than a study of any degree of reliability.

“The aim of the institute is not to be taken for fools," explained the host of the meeting, adding that the two countries are fed up with "some Western European politicians treating us like punching bags”.

“The institute is to examine the application of the rule of law throughout the Union in order to prevent the application of double standards to Poland and Hungary," added Mr Szijjártó.

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