Judit Varga, the justice minister, gave an outline of priorities for Hungary’s upcoming Council of Europe (CoE) presidency starting in May to the council’s Secretary-General Marija Pejčinović Burić at their meeting in Strasbourg. “Hungary has been, for centuries, a devoted participant and shaper in the development of law in Europe. While appreciating the work of the Council of Europe in maintaining the dialogue on human rights, democracy and the rule of law, respecting the cultural, legal and historical traditions of each nation remains also very important, and this is going to be the most significant principle of the Hungarian Presidency as well,” Varga said on Facebook after the meeting. The minister also presented to the commissioner the programmes planned by the justice ministry for Hungary’s CoE presidency.
“The meeting also provided an opportunity to represent Hungarian interests and to discuss current issues in the Council of Europe,” Varga said.