Minister of State Roth on the adoption of the Stop Soros legislative package

20.06.2018 - Press release

Minister of State for Europe and Member of the German Bundestag Michael Roth has issued the following statement on the adoption in Hungary of the so called Stop Soros legislative package:

I very much regret that, by not awaiting the Venice Commission’s opinion on the so called Stop Soros legislative package, the Hungarian Government has not followed, and even disregarded, the agreed procedure.

We share the Venice Commission’s concerns regarding the criminalisation of NGO activities that aid refugees.

A vibrant civil society is both at the heart of a democratic civil society and a key pillar of the European community of shared values.


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