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Orban Says Top EU Court Will Likely Reject Rule-of-Law Challenge

Viktor Orban

Viktor Orban

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Hungary’s challenge to the European Union’s new powers to enforce the rule of law will probably be rejected and called on fellow leaders to rein in the bloc’s top court. 

Orban accused the European Court of Justice of becoming increasingly “politicized” as it prepares for a Feb. 16 decision on the challenge filed by Hungary and Poland. They are contesting a mechanism that can bring financial penalties against countries that violate rule-of-law standards.