On Thursday 3 June, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a judgment rejecting the appeal brought by Hungary. The latter challenged the legitimacy of the procedure launched against her by the European Parliament, claiming in 2018 that the Hungarian government's policy threatened the rule of law. The Parliament's vote required two-thirds of the votes: the CJEU arbitrarily decided not to count the many deputies who abstained, thus validating the initiation of the procedure!
It has been almost three years since Brussels has fought against Hungary in the name of alleged breaches of the rule of law. However, it has never been able to demonstrate them credibly, and for good reason: the allegations are either unfounded or refuted by Budapest, which has always shown goodwill in this case, to the point that the procedure is currently blocked for lack of evidence. The majority of the European Parliament and the Commission have therefore joined forces to establish a "conditionality mechanism". The disbursement of European funds can now be blocked in the event of failure to respect the rule of law.
The maneuver is crude: unable to achieve its ends legally, Brussels now wants to hit the recalcitrant in the wallet to make them fold. Because the attacks have their origin in the refusal by Hungary - and Poland - to accept the compulsory distribution of migrants. It is this lack of docility that the EU wants to punish, as it once again demands this distribution camouflaged as part of the "Pact on Migration and Asylum".
The judgment of the CJEU, full of bias, is fully in line with this logic. Once again, the sectarianism of the Commission favors the coup d'etat of the judges against the will of the people. Is it necessary to recall that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the policies he pursues have enjoyed overwhelming support at the polls since 2010? Popular legitimacy that neither European judges nor the Brussels Commission can avail themselves of ...