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Hungary: Orban signs decree in support of Poland

Budapest also challenging primacy of EU law

09 October, 15:33
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, OCT 9 - The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has signed a decree on the Hungarian position in relation to the decision of the Polish Constitutional Court on the relationship between national law and EU law, the Hungarian government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs informed on Twitter today.

"The government of Hungary welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Poland" and notes that "the primacy of EU law can take precedence only in areas where the European Union has competence" according to EU treaties, the decree signed by PM Orban reads. The institutions of the EU "have a duty to respect the national identities of the member states, which form an integral part of their fundamental political and constitutional order," the text continues. (ANSA).

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