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Hungary – SG Jagland meets PM Orban – follow-up to the Venice Commission opinions

21/03/2012

Budapest - Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland is in Budapest for talks with the Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán. The Secretary General will also be meeting Tibor Navracsics, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Justice, and János Martonyi, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Secretary of the Venice Commission Thomas Markert will also participate in the visit.

The talks will focus primarily on the Venice Commission reports on the independence of the judiciary and religious freedom, and the Council of Europe assessment of media freedom in Hungary.

A press conference with Secretary General Jagland and Deputy Prime Minister Navracsics is scheduled for 4 pm in the Parliament building.

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Daniel Höltgen
Spokesman of the Secretary General
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Email: daniel.holtgen@coe.int
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