Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga on Thursday met her Czech counterpart, Marie Benešová, in Budapest, to discuss issues regarding the future of the European Union, among other topics, the justice ministry said. At the talks, Varga said trust between EU member states had been shaken, and she called for an end to “baseless accusations” against Hungary in connection with the rule of law. She said the rule of law could only be strengthened and trust restored if EU member states showed cooperation and mutual respect.
Meanwhile, the ministers said bilateral relations were “excellent”. Varga briefed her counterpart on the Hungarian government’s plans to strengthen the rights of victims, which she said would be in focus in 2020. Talks also touched on cooperation between law students of the Visegrad Group countries. Varga asked Benešová, whose country currently holds the group’s rotating presidency, to support the plan.