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5 years and counting

What’s next for the Article 7 procedure & the rule of law in Hungary?

9:30 - 9:50

Opening session

  • MEP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield, Greens/EFA, European Parliament Rapporteur Rule of Law situation
  • Věra Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency
  • Terry Reintke, Greens/EFA Co-President

9:50 - 10:50

10 years of Greens/EFA fighting for the rule of law in Hungary

Shedding light on the situation of the rule of law in Hungary has been a long-term battle for the Greens/EFA, with important victories in the European parliament.

This panel aims to take stock of our achievements during the last 10 years since the first ever EP report on the rule of law situation in Hungary.

  • Former Greens/EFA MEP Rui Tavares, European Parliament Rapporteur Rule of Law situation (2009-2014) (TBC)
  • Former Greens/EFA MEP Judith Sargentini, European Parliament Rapporteur Rule of Law situation (2014-2019)

10:50 - 11:50

Perspectives from the European Parliament on continuing the Article 7 procedure

The 2022 Delbos-Corfield report marked an important milestone, as for the first time, the EPP, S&D, Renew, Greens/EFA and the Left spoke with one voice and acknowledged that Hungary could no longer be considered to be a democracy.

But as EU elections are approaching, what’s next and what are the biggest concerns of the different political groups?

Roundtable discussion with:

  • MEP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield, Greens/EFA, European Parliament Rapporteur Rule of Law situation

And the Shadow Rapporteurs:

  • MEP Isabel Wiseler-Lima, European People’s Party (TBC)
  • MEP Thijs Reuten, Socialists & Democrats (TBC)
  • MEP Ramona Strugariu, Renew (TBC)
  • MEP Malin Björk, The Left, (TBC)

12:05 - 13:00

Coffee & snack break

The Hungarian system from the inside

Due to increasing repression and a harsher criminalisation strategy, the situation for counter- powers is more and more tense and complicated. In this session, we will hear the perspective of political opponents, journalists and civil society organisations in Hungary.

  • Benedek Jávor, former Greens/EFA Hungarian MEP
  • Márta Pardavi, Co-Chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee
  • Hungarian investigative journalist (TBC)

13:00 - 13:30

Concluding session

  • MEP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield, Greens/EFA
  • MEP Daniel Freund, Greens/EFA
  • MEP Tineke Strik, Greens/EFA (TBC)
  • MEP Sergey Lagodinsky, Greens/EFA (TBC)

End of the event & lunch


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