The Application of European Constitutional Values in EU Member States. The Case of the Fundamental Law of Hungary

European Journal of Law Reform 2018 (20) 2-3 doi: 10.5553/EJLR/138723702018020002002

25 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2018

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Gábor Halmai

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW)

Date Written: July 21, 2018

Abstract

This article deals with the backsliding of liberal democracy in Hungary, after 2010, and also with the ways in which the European Union (EU) has coped with the deviations from the shared values of rule of law and democracy in one of its Member States. The article argues that during the fight over the compliance with the core values of the EU pronounced in Article 2 TEU with the Hungarian government, the EU institutions so far have proven incapable of enforcing compliance, which has considerably undermined not only the legitimacy of the Commission but also that of the entire rule-of-law oversight.

Suggested Citation

Halmai, Gábor, The Application of European Constitutional Values in EU Member States. The Case of the Fundamental Law of Hungary (July 21, 2018). European Journal of Law Reform 2018 (20) 2-3 doi: 10.5553/EJLR/138723702018020002002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3217616

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