Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary
The official English translation of the Hungarian media law was finished yesterday and was sent by e-mail to every Hungarian diplomatic mission abroad and foreign missions accredited to Hungary. Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics has forwarded the text of the law to European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes, asking in an accompanying letter for the position of the Commission on the media law and expressing his clear intention to further cooperation. Junior Minister for Government Communication Zoltán Kovács is sending the same message to OSCE Representative of Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic. The Hungarian Government is waiting for the result of the European Commission’s investigation which it will conduct based on the forwarded translation.
The Government of the Republic of Hungary is steadfastly committed to carrying out the programme of the EU rotating presidency, but at the same time firmly rejects any suggestions that raise doubts about the Hungarian EU presidency’s ability to act and suggestions of limiting the responsibilities of the presidency.