Commission work on Hungary infringement procedures

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The European Commission's analysis of Hungary's official responses to letters concerning infringement procedures is "proceeding swiftly", Commission spokesman Alejandro Ulzurrun de Asanza y Munoz said at a regular press briefing in Brussels on Friday.

"Work of the Commission is proceeding swiftly and the college will be able to assess progress soon," the spokesman said. No date has yet been fixed for a decision, he added.

He added that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán would meet with Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels on Tuesday for an "informal exchange of views on the state of play regarding...the issues which are currently open between Hungary and the European Commission".

The Commission decided early in March to continue accelerated infringement procedures on the independence of the country's data protection supervisor and measures affecting the judiciary, and to ask for additional information on the central bank's independence.

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