Austria says it still prefers dialogue with Hungary

By |april 8th, 2020|Austria, coronavirus, COVID-19, emergency laws, health crisis, Hungary, News, pandemic, Parliament, rule of law|

After the Hungarian parliament adopted an emergency law that gave Prime Minister Viktor Orbán extensive powers on 30 March, 13 EU member states issued a joint statement on the need to protect rule of law. Austria, however, did not join as it prefers to seek dialogue, the country's EU minister, Karoline Edtstadler, told EURACTIV Germany.