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EU experts analyzing Hungary's new constitution

EU experts analyzing Hungary's new constitution

European Union experts are in Hungary for talks on the country's new constitution that was approved last month without the support of the opposition.
Members of the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe's advisory body on constitutional matters, were meeting Tuesday with government, opposition and judiciary officials.
Venice Commission secretary Thomas Market said the group was gathering information about how the new fundamental law will affect, among other issues, the state budget and the status of millions of ethnic Hungarians in neighboring countries.
The fiscally and socially conservative constitution taking effect next January has been criticized by human rights groups and was approved only by lawmakers from the government parties led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban.


Updated : 2021-04-15 05:11 GMT+08:00