The Hungarian government has decided to adopt a resolution in support of Poland and to “condemn ignoble attacks by Brussels”, Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Facebook.
The European Commission, she said, had launched a “harsh attack on Poland” interfering with the administration of justice and legislation of a sovereign member state in an unprecedented way. She added that the procedure was “shocking” and “unacceptable”. The minister argued that the Polish government had indicated its intention to drop a contested rule concerning the disciplinary council of the Polish Supreme Court, but the Commission “ignored the Polish pledge, questioned the Polish government’s commitment and initiated imposition of a coercive fine”. “We fully support Poland and take solidarity with our Polish friends,” Varga said, adding that “we will consider ways to support Warsaw in European court procedures.” She added that “the national judiciary of any member state must not fall victim to empire-building endeavours in Brussels”.