Judit Varga: The government monitors the operation of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office as an observer

Following the preliminary resolution of the National Assembly, the government has decided not to participate in the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and in the enhanced cooperation, Judit Varga wrote in a post published on her website. According to the Minister of Justice, this is a matter of sovereignty, because with the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, Brussels wants even more power to the detriment of the Member States.

The document establishing the Prosecutor’s Office does not meet basic, principled and professional requirements such as national self-determination and full respect for the constitutional order.

– wrote the Minister, recalling that Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Ireland had not joined the new organization either.

According to him, there are still a lot of questions about the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, unresolved problems and a lot of shortcomings, and “the whole mechanism of the organization’s operation is chaotic and uncertain”. For the time being, the Hungarian government, as an observer, is following with interest the operation of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. As he wrote:

it would be a great pain for integration if only another supranational extortionist device were created.

Judit Varga said that nevertheless, the working agreement between the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Hungarian General Prosecutor’s Office had already been approved. According to him, Hungary is still a partner, but “we still stand on the ground with two feet and follow common sense in our decisions”.

He emphasized that the fight against corruption was extremely important at both European and national level, but that the solution was not certain to create more and more institutions.

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