Hungary’s government has yet to respond to EC president’s letter - Reuters
Hungary’s government has yet to respond formally to a letter from European Commission (EC) President Jose Manuel Barroso seeking the withdrawal of legislation that Brussels believes contradict EU law, EC Spokesman Olivier Bailly said on Thursday, Reuters reported.
"President Barroso asked for the bills to be withdrawn, because he’s concerned that they might contravene the treaty. We haven’t reached that stage yet. It is still up to the Hungarian authorities to respond to the president’s request," Mr Bailly said.
"At this stage we haven’t received a formal answer from the Hungarian authorities. From our discussions we gather that the bills will be adopted or should be adopted by the end of the year. There are three more parliamentary days next week," the spokesman was quoted by Reuters as saying.
The two bills concern stability and the independence of the central bank in the future.
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