AMENDMENT - European Parliament

 
European Parliament
     2014-2019

                     Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

                                                                               2017/2131(INL)

     17.5.2018

                 AMENDMENT
                 1 - 67
                 Draft report
                 Judith Sargentini
                 (PE620.837v01-00)

                 on a proposal calling on the Council to determine, pursuant to Article 7(1) of
                 the Treaty on European Union, the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach
                 by Hungary of the values on which the Union is founded
                 (2017/2131(INL))

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Amendment 1
Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 a (new)

         Motion for a resolution                             Amendment

                                            -        having regard to the to Articles 3,
                                            4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12,13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21,
                                            22, 23, 24, 35, 41, 47 of the Charter of
                                            Fundamental Rights of the European
                                            Union,

                                                                                    Or. en

Amendment 2
Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 b (new)

         Motion for a resolution                             Amendment

                                            -      having regard to the European
                                            Convention for the Protection of Human
                                            Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
                                            (ECHR),

                                                                                    Or. en

Amendment 3
Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 c (new)

         Motion for a resolution                             Amendment

                                            -     having regard to the Universal
                                            Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by
                                            the UN General Assembly in 1948,

                                                                                    Or. en

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Amendment 4
     Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

     Motion for a resolution
     Citation 1 d (new)

              Motion for a resolution                           Amendment

                                                 -      having regard to the UN
                                                 Convention on the Rights of the Child,
                                                 adopted in New York on 20 November
                                                 1989,

                                                                                    Or. en

     Amendment 5
     Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

     Motion for a resolution
     Citation 1 e (new)

              Motion for a resolution                           Amendment

                                                 -       having regard to the Council of
                                                 Europe Convention on preventing and
                                                 combating violence against women and
                                                 domestic violence (Istanbul Convention),
                                                 and to the Council Decisions(EU)
                                                 2017/865 and (EU) 2017/866 of 11 May
                                                 2017 on the signing, on behalf of the
                                                 European Union, of the Council of
                                                 Europe Convention on preventing and
                                                 combating violence against women and
                                                 domestic violence,

                                                                                    Or. en

     Amendment 6
     Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

     Motion for a resolution
     Citation 1 f (new)

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Motion for a resolution                                Amendment

                                                   -      having regard to the signing of the
                                                   Council of Europe Convention on
                                                   preventing and combating violence
                                                   against women and domestic violence
                                                   (Istanbul Convention) by Hungary on 14
                                                   March 2011,

                                                                                       Or. en

Amendment 7
Heinz K. Becker, Cecilia Wikström, Michał Boni, Juan Fernando López Aguilar

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4 a (new)

           Motion for a resolution                                Amendment

                                                   -       having regard to its resolution of
                                                   29.May.2017 on combating anti-Semitism
                                                   (2017 / 2692 (RSP)),

                                                                                       Or. en

Amendment 8
Kinga Gál

Motion for a resolution
Citation 6

           Motion for a resolution                                Amendment

—      having regard to its resolution of          deleted
25 October 2016 with recommendations to
the Commission on the establishment of
an EU mechanism on democracy, the rule
of law and fundamental rights7 ,
__________________
7
    Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0409.

                                                                                       Or. en

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Amendment 9
     Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

     Motion for a resolution
     Citation 8 a (new)

               Motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

                                                            -      having regard to OLAF annual
                                                            2016 report,

                                                                                                  Or. en

     Amendment 10
     Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

     Motion for a resolution
     Citation 8 b (new)

               Motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

                                                            -      having regard to FRA annual
                                                            reports of 2016 and 2017,

                                                                                                  Or. en

     Amendment 11
     Marie-Christine Vergiat

     Motion for a resolution
     Recital A

               Motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     A.       considérant que l’Union est fondée            A.      considérant que l’Union est fondée
     sur les valeurs de respect de la dignité               sur le respect du socle des valeurs définies
     humaine, de liberté, de démocratie,                    notamment par la Charte européenne des
     d’égalité, de l’état de droit, ainsi que de            droits fondamentaux, la Convention
     respect des droits de l’homme, y compris               européenne des droits de l'Homme1a, la
     des droits des personnes appartenant à des             Charte sociale européenne, la Déclaration
     minorités, ainsi que l’indique l’article 2 du          universelle des droits de l'Homme, et les
     traité sur l’Union européenne (traité UE),             deux pactes de New-York affirmant le
     et que ces valeurs, qui sont communes aux              respect de la dignité humaine, de liberté, de

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États membres, constituent la base des                 démocratie, d’égalité, de l’état de droit,
droits dont jouissent les personnes qui                ainsi que de respect des droits de
vivent dans l’Union;                                   l’Homme, y compris des droits des
                                                       personnes appartenant à des minorités,
                                                       ainsi que l’indique aussi l’article 2 du traité
                                                       sur l’Union européenne (traité UE), qui
                                                       sont communes aux États membres,
                                                       constituent la base des droits dont jouissent
                                                       les personnes qui vivent dans l’Union;
                                                       __________________
                                                       1a
                                                          Amendement formel : remplacer
                                                       "droits de l'homme" par "droits de
                                                       l'Homme" dans tout le texte

                                                                                                Or. fr

Amendment 12
Louis Michel, Gérard Deprez, Nathalie Griesbeck, Sophia in 't Veld, Cecilia Wikström,
Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Petr Ježek, Morten Helveg Petersen, Angelika Mlinar

Motion for a resolution
Recital A

          Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

A.       considérant que l’Union est fondée            A.       considérant que l’Union est fondée
sur les valeurs de respect de la dignité               sur les valeurs de respect de la dignité
humaine, de liberté, de démocratie,                    humaine, de liberté, de démocratie,
d’égalité, de l’état de droit, ainsi que de            d’égalité, de l’état de droit, ainsi que de
respect des droits de l’homme, y compris               respect des droits de l’homme, y compris
des droits des personnes appartenant à des             des droits des personnes appartenant à des
minorités, ainsi que l’indique l’article 2 du          minorités, ainsi que l’indique l’article 2 du
traité sur l’Union européenne (traité UE),             traité sur l’Union européenne (traité UE),
et que ces valeurs, qui sont communes aux              et que ces valeurs, qui sont communes aux
États membres, constituent la base des                 États membres et auxquelles tous les Etats
droits dont jouissent les personnes qui                membres ont librement souscrit,
vivent dans l’Union;                                   constituent la base des droits dont jouissent
                                                       les personnes qui vivent dans l’Union;

                                                                                                Or. fr

Amendment 13
Louis Michel, Gérard Deprez, Nathalie Griesbeck, Sophia in 't Veld, Cecilia Wikström,
Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Petr Ježek, Morten Helveg Petersen, Angelika Mlinar

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Motion for a resolution
     Recital B

               Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

     B.      considérant qu’un risque clair de               B.      considérant qu’un risque clair de
     violation grave par un État membre des                  violation grave par un État membre des
     valeurs consacrées à l’article 2 du traité UE           valeurs consacrées à l’article 2 du traité UE
     ne concerne pas uniquement l’État membre                ne concerne pas uniquement l’État membre
     dans lequel le risque se réalise, mais qu’il a          dans lequel le risque se réalise, mais qu’il a
     une incidence sur la nature même de                     une incidence sur les autres Etats
     l’Union et sur les droits de ses citoyens;              membres, sur la confiance mutuelle entre
                                                             eux, sur la nature même de l’Union et sur
                                                             les droits de ses citoyens;

                                                                                                     Or. fr

     Amendment 14
     Marie-Christine Vergiat

     Motion for a resolution
     Recital B

               Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

     B.      considérant qu’un risque clair de               B.      considérant qu’un risque clair de
     violation grave par un État membre des                  violation grave par un État membre des
     valeurs consacrées à l’article 2 du traité UE           valeurs consacrées à l’article 2 du traité UE
     ne concerne pas uniquement l’État membre                ne concerne pas uniquement l’État membre
     dans lequel le risque se réalise, mais qu’il a          dans lequel le risque se réalise, mais qu’il a
     une incidence sur la nature même de                     une incidence sur la nature même de
     l’Union et sur les droits de ses citoyens;              l’Union et sur les droits des citoyens et de
                                                             tous ceux qui sont présents sur son
                                                             territoire;

                                                                                                     Or. fr

     Amendment 15
     Ana Gomes

     Motion for a resolution
     Recital B a (new)

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Motion for a resolution                                Amendment

                                                B a. whereas the declining respect for
                                                fundamental freedoms in Hungary, since
                                                2010, includes appropriations of state and
                                                of non-state media by the ruling Fidezs
                                                party and deliberate diffusion of hate and
                                                xenophobic propaganda , namely aimed
                                                at negatively influencing public opinion
                                                towards refugees, asylum seekers and
                                                migrants; includes also growing political
                                                interference in the independence of the
                                                judiciary and efforts to restrain non-
                                                governmental organisations' actions in
                                                Hungary, as well as the integrity of the
                                                constitutional system; and includes
                                                pervasive corruption, conflicts of interests
                                                and corruption-like practices linked to
                                                members of the government; whereas the
                                                situation in Hungary demands concerted
                                                action from the European Union, namely
                                                in the condemnation of these breaches of
                                                fundamental freedoms and citizens'
                                                rights, and corresponding sanctions
                                                suspending structural funds to Hungary
                                                while these breaches persist;

                                                                                      Or. en

Amendment 16
Louis Michel, Gérard Deprez, Nathalie Griesbeck, Sophia in 't Veld, Cecilia Wikström,
Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Petr Ježek, Morten Helveg Petersen, Angelika Mlinar

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)

         Motion for a resolution                                Amendment

                                                B bis. considérant que l’article 7 par. 1
                                                TUE constitue une phase préventive
                                                dotant l’Union de la capacité d’intervenir
                                                en cas de risque clair de violation grave
                                                des valeurs communes; que cette action
                                                préventive prévoit un dialogue avec l’État
                                                membre concerné et a pour objectif
                                                d’éviter d’éventuelles sanctions ;

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Or. fr

     Amendment 17
     József Szájer, Lívia Járóka, Kinga Gál

     Motion for a resolution
     Recital C

              Motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     C.      whereas the scope of Article 7               deleted
     TEU is not limited to the areas covered by
     Union law and whereas the Union can
     assess the existence of a clear risk of a
     serious breach of the common values in
     areas falling under Member States’
     competences;

                                                                                              Or. en

     Amendment 18
     József Szájer, Lívia Járóka, Kinga Gál

     Motion for a resolution
     Recital C a (new)

              Motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

                                                          C a. whereas according to Article 5 (2)
                                                          TEU, under the principle of conferral, the
                                                          Union shall act only within the limits of
                                                          the competences conferred upon it by the
                                                          Member States in the Treaties to attain
                                                          the objectives set out therein.
                                                          Competences not conferred upon the
                                                          Union in the Treaties remain with the
                                                          Member States. Article 2 TEU does not
                                                          confer any material competence upon the
                                                          union, hence Article 7 TEU only applies
                                                          to cases when Member States act within
                                                          the limits of competences conferred on the
                                                          Union in the treaties. ;

                                                                                              Or. en

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Amendment 19
József Szájer, Lívia Járóka, Kinga Gál

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)

          Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

                                                      C b. whereas respect of the content of
                                                      Article 2 TEU by Member States cannot
                                                      be, under the Treaties, the subject-matter
                                                      of an action by the institutions of the
                                                      Union without the existence of a specific
                                                      material competence;

                                                                                           Or. en

Amendment 20
Ana Gomes

Motion for a resolution
Recital D

          Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

D.      whereas despite repeated calls from           D.      whereas despite repeated calls from
Parliament on the Hungarian authorities to            Parliament on the Hungarian authorities to
take the necessary measures to ensure that            take the necessary measures to ensure that
Union values are fully respected in                   Union values are fully respected in
Hungary, the situation has not been                   Hungary, the situation has not been
addressed and many concerns remain;                   addressed and many concerns remain;
                                                      whereas the Hungarian authorities'
                                                      disregard for fundamental freedoms, rule
                                                      of law and liberal democratic values has
                                                      led to a systemic threat to the rule of law
                                                      and democracy, impacting the image and
                                                      the overall cohesiveness of the Union, as
                                                      well as its effectiveness and credibility in
                                                      the defence of fundamental rights, human
                                                      rights and democracy globally;

                                                                                           Or. en

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Amendment 21
     Kinga Gál, Traian Ungureanu

     Motion for a resolution
     Recital D

              Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     D.     whereas despite repeated calls                D.     whereas Hungary has always been
     from Parliament on the Hungarian                     ready for dialogue at all levels to discuss
     authorities to take the necessary measures           the legality of any specific measure and
     to ensure that Union values are fully                respond to any concern;
     respected in Hungary, the situation has
     not been addressed and many concerns
     remain;

                                                                                                Or. en

     Amendment 22
     Heinz K. Becker, Cecilia Wikström, Juan Fernando López Aguilar

     Motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 1 – point 11 a (new)

              Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

                                                          (11 a) the need to consistently combat
                                                          anti-Semitism and prosecute anti-Semitic
                                                          statements and hateful statements against
                                                          Jews

                                                                                                Or. en

     Amendment 23
     Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

     Motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 1 – point 12 a (new)

              Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

                                                          (12 a) Protection of the acquired rights;

                                                                                                Or. en

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Amendment 24
Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point 12 b (new)

          Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

                                                         (12 b) The functioning of the new
                                                         electoral law;

                                                                                             Or. en

Amendment 25
Kinga Gál, Traian Ungureanu

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2

          Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

2.      Believes that the facts and trends               2.      Believes that the facts and trends
mentioned in the Annex to this resolution                mentioned in the Annex to this resolution
taken together represent a systemic threat               are specific policy issues, the majority of
to democracy, the rule of law and                        which have either already been
fundamental rights in Hungary and                        satisfactorily concluded or are currently
constitute a clear risk of a serious breach of           being discussed in the course of regular
the values of Article 2 TEU;                             dialogues between Hungarian authorities
                                                         and relevant EU or international bodies.
                                                         These specific individual concerns are
                                                         unrelated to the fulfilment of fundamental
                                                         European values and the principles of
                                                         rule of law and thus fall short of
                                                         representing a systemic threat to
                                                         democracy, the rule of law and
                                                         fundamental rights in Hungary and by no
                                                         means constitute a clear risk of a serious
                                                         breach of the values of Article 2 TEU;

                                                                                             Or. en

Amendment 26
Nadine Morano

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Motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 2

               Motion for a resolution                                        Amendment

     2.       estime que les faits et les tendances           2.      estime que les faits et les tendances
     exposés dans l’annexe à la présente                      exposés dans l’annexe à la présente
     résolution représentent ensemble une                     résolution constituent un risque clair de
     menace systémique pour la démocratie,                    violation des valeurs inscrites à l’article 2
     l’état de droit et les droits fondamentaux               du traité UE;
     en Hongrie et constituent un risque clair de
     violation grave des valeurs inscrites à
     l’article 2 du traité UE;

                                                                                                      Or. fr

     Amendment 27
     József Szájer, Lívia Járóka

     Motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 2

               Motion for a resolution                                        Amendment

     2.      Believes that the facts and trends               2.      Believes that the facts and trends
     mentioned in the Annex to this resolution                mentioned in the Annex to this resolution
     taken together represent a systemic threat               taken together do not represent a systemic
     to democracy, the rule of law and                        threat to democracy, the rule of law and
     fundamental rights in Hungary and                        fundamental rights in Hungary and do not
     constitute a clear risk of a serious breach of           constitute a clear risk of a serious breach of
     the values of Article 2 TEU;                             the values of Article 2 TEU;

                                                                                                     Or. en

     Amendment 28
     Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

     Motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 2 a (new)

               Motion for a resolution                                        Amendment

                                                              2 a. Notes the outcome of the
                                                              parliamentary elections in Hungary,

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which took place on the 8th April 2018,
                                                    which ensured the re-election of the
                                                    previous ruling party - Fidesz, however
                                                    highlights the fact that the new electoral
                                                    law, introducing the system of single-
                                                    member constituencies, was implemented
                                                    in order to favour of the governing party.
                                                    The new system is undermining the ability
                                                    of candidates to compete on an equal
                                                    basis.

                                                                                        Or. en

Amendment 29
Jörg Meuthen

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3

         Motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

3.      übermittelt dem Rat aus diesem              entfällt
Grund und im Einklang mit Artikel 7
Absatz 1 EUV diesen begründeten
Vorschlag und fordert ihn auf,
festzustellen, dass die eindeutige Gefahr
einer schwerwiegenden Verletzung der in
Artikel 2 EUV genannten Werte durch
Ungarn besteht, und diesbezüglich
geeignete Empfehlungen an Ungarn zu
richten;

                                                                                        Or. de

Amendment 30
József Szájer, Lívia Járóka

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3

         Motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

3.     Submits, therefore, in accordance            3.     Submits, therefore, in accordance
with Article 7(1) TEU, this reasoned                with Article 7(1) TEU, this reasoned
proposal to the Council, inviting the               proposal to the Council, inviting the

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Council to determine that there is a clear             Council to determine that there is no clear
     risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the             risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the
     values referred to in Article 2 TEU and to             values referred to in Article 2 TEU;
     address appropriate recommendations to
     Hungary in this regard;

                                                                                                  Or. en

     Amendment 31
     Kinga Gál, Traian Ungureanu

     Motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 3

               Motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     3.      Submits, therefore, in accordance              3.      Submits, therefore, in accordance
     with Article 7(1) TEU, this reasoned                   with Article 7(1) TEU, this reasoned
     proposal to the Council, inviting the                  proposal to the Council, inviting the
     Council to determine that there is a clear             Council to determine that there is no clear
     risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the             risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the
     values referred to in Article 2 TEU and to             values referred to in Article 2 TEU;
     address appropriate recommendations to
     Hungary in this regard;

                                                                                                  Or. en

     Amendment 32
     Nadine Morano

     Motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 3

               Motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     3.      soumet par conséquent,                         3.      soumet par conséquent,
     conformément à l’article 7, paragraphe 1,              conformément à l’article 7, paragraphe 1,
     du traité UE, la présente proposition                  du traité UE, la présente proposition
     motivée au Conseil, invitant le Conseil à              motivée au Conseil, invitant le Conseil à
     constater qu’il existe un risque clair de              constater qu’il existe un risque clair de
     violation grave, par la Hongrie, des valeurs           violation, par la Hongrie, des valeurs
     visées à l’article 2 du traité UE et à                 visées à l’article 2 du traité UE et à
     adresser à la Hongrie des recommandations              adresser à la Hongrie des recommandations
     appropriées à cet égard;                               appropriées à cet égard;

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Or. fr

Amendment 33
Jörg Meuthen

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4

          Motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

4.      beauftragt seinen Präsidenten, diese           4.      beauftragt seinen Präsidenten, diese
Entschließung und den in der Anlage                    Entschließung und den in der Anlage
enthaltenen begründeten Vorschlag für                  enthaltenen begründeten Vorschlag für
einen Beschluss des Rates der Kommission               einen Beschluss des Rates der Kommission
und dem Rat sowie den Regierungen und                  und dem Rat sowie den Regierungen und
Parlamenten der Mitgliedstaaten zu                     Parlamenten der Mitgliedstaaten nicht zu
übermitteln.                                           übermitteln.

                                                                                            Or. de

Amendment 34
Louis Michel, Gérard Deprez, Nathalie Griesbeck, Sophia in 't Veld, Cecilia Wikström,
Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Petr Ježek, Morten Helveg Petersen, Angelika Mlinar

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – point 1 a (new)

          Motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

                                                       (1 bis) Selon l’article 49 du TUE,
                                                       l’adhésion à l’Union requiert le respect
                                                       ainsi que la promotion des valeurs visées
                                                       à l’article 2. L’adhésion de la Hongrie
                                                       était une démarche volontaire relevant de
                                                       la souveraineté nationale et qui reflétait
                                                       un large consensus sur tout le spectre
                                                       politique hongrois.

                                                                                             Or. fr

Amendment 35
Kinga Gál, Traian Ungureanu

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Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 3

               Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

     (3)    The European Parliament also                    deleted
     noted that the Hungarian authorities have
     repeatedly failed to take the actions
     recommended in its previous resolutions.

                                                                                                    Or. en

     Amendment 36
     Louis Michel, Gérard Deprez, Nathalie Griesbeck, Sophia in 't Veld, Cecilia Wikström,
     Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Petr Ježek, Morten Helveg Petersen, Angelika Mlinar

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 4

               Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

     (4)      Dans sa résolution du 17 mai 2017             (4)      Dans sa résolution du 17 mai 2017
     sur la situation en Hongrie, le Parlement              sur la situation en Hongrie, le Parlement
     européen a déclaré que la situation actuelle           européen a déclaré que la situation actuelle
     en Hongrie représentait un risque clair de             en Hongrie représentait un risque clair de
     violation grave des valeurs visées à                   violation grave des valeurs visées à
     l’article 2 du traité UE;                              l’article 2 du traité UE et qu'elle justifiait
                                                            le lancement de la procédure prévue à
                                                            l'article 7, paragraphe 1 du TUE;

                                                                                                    Or. fr

     Amendment 37
     Louis Michel, Gérard Deprez, Nathalie Griesbeck, Sophia in 't Veld, Cecilia Wikström,
     Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Petr Ježek, Morten Helveg Petersen, Angelika Mlinar

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 5

               Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

     (5)     Toute une série d’acteurs à                    (5)     Dans sa communication de 2003
     l’échelon national, européen et                        sur l’article 7 du Traité sur l’Union
     international n’ont cessé de faire part de             européenne 1 a, la Commission
     leur profonde préoccupation à l’égard de la            européenne nomme les rapports des

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situation de la démocratie, de l’état de droit           organisations internationales et des ONG
et des droits fondamentaux en Hongrie,                   comme sources d’informations permettant
dont les institutions et organes de l’Union,             le suivi du respect des valeurs communes.
le Conseil de l’Europe, l’Organisation                   La Commission cite à cet égard la
pour la sécurité et la coopération en                    commission des droits de l’Homme des
Europe (OSCE), les Nations unies ainsi                   Nations unies, le Commissaire aux droits
que de nombreuses organisations de la                    de l’Homme du Conseil de l’Europe,
société civile.                                          l’OSCE ainsi que les ONG Amnesty
                                                         International, Human Right Watch et la
                                                         Fédération Internationale des Droits de
                                                         l’Homme. Ces organes et ONG mais
                                                         également les institutions et organes de
                                                         l’Union figurent parmi les acteurs à
                                                         l’échelon national, européen et
                                                         international qui n’ont cessé de faire part
                                                         de leur profonde préoccupation à l’égard
                                                         de la situation de la démocratie, de l’état de
                                                         droit et des droits fondamentaux en
                                                         Hongrie.
                                                         __________________
                                                         1a
                                                              COM(2003) 606

                                                                                                 Or. fr

Amendment 38
Kinga Gál

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – point 5

          Motion for a resolution                                        Amendment

(5)     A wide range of actors at the                    (5)     A wide range of actors at the
national, European and international level,              national, European and international level,
have repeatedly expressed their deep                     have repeatedly expressed their deep
concerns about the situation of democracy,               concerns about the situation of democracy,
the rule of law and fundamental rights in                the rule of law and fundamental rights in
Hungary, including the institutions and                  Hungary, the Council of Europe, the
bodies of the Union, the Council of                      Organisation for Security and Co-operation
Europe, the Organisation for Security and                in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations
Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the                       (UN), as well as numerous civil society
United Nations (UN), as well as numerous                 organisations, but these are to be
civil society organisations.                             considered legally non-binding opinions,
                                                         since only the Court of Justice of the
                                                         European Union may interpret the
                                                         provisions of the Treaties.

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Or. en

     Amendment 39
     Nadine Morano

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 5

               Motion for a resolution                                        Amendment

     (5)     Toute une série d’acteurs à                      (5)      Toute une série d’acteurs à
     l’échelon national, européen et                          l’échelon national, européen et
     international n’ont cessé de faire part de               international ont fait part de leur profonde
     leur profonde préoccupation à l’égard de la              préoccupation à l’égard de la situation de la
     situation de la démocratie, de l’état de droit           démocratie, de l’état de droit et des droits
     et des droits fondamentaux en Hongrie,                   fondamentaux en Hongrie, dont les
     dont les institutions et organes de l’Union,             institutions et organes de l’Union, le
     le Conseil de l’Europe, l’Organisation pour              Conseil de l’Europe, l’Organisation pour la
     la sécurité et la coopération en Europe                  sécurité et la coopération en Europe
     (OSCE), les Nations unies ainsi que de                   (OSCE), les Nations unies ainsi que de
     nombreuses organisations de la société                   nombreuses organisations de la société
     civile.                                                  civile.

                                                                                                     Or. fr

     Amendment 40
     József Szájer, Lívia Járóka, Kinga Gál

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 6

               Motion for a resolution                                        Amendment

     (6)     Since its adoption and entry into                deleted
     force in January 2012, the Constitution of
     Hungary (the “Fundamental Law”) has
     been amended six times. The Venice
     Commission expressed its concerns
     regarding the constitution-making process
     in Hungary on several occasions, both as
     regards the Fundamental Law and
     amendments thereto. The criticism
     focused on the lack of transparency of the
     process, the inadequate involvement of
     civil society, the absence of sincere

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consultation, the endangerment of the
separation of powers and the weakening
of the national system of checks and
balances.

                                                                                          Or. en

Amendment 41
Josef Weidenholzer, Christine Revault d'Allonnes Bonnefoy, Péter Niedermüller, Tanja
Fajon, Dietmar Köster, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Monika Beňová, Cécile Kashetu
Kyenge, Sylvie Guillaume

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – point 6

          Motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

(6)     Since its adoption and entry into             (6)     Since its adoption and entry into
force in January 2012, the Constitution of            force in January 2012, the Constitution of
Hungary (the “Fundamental Law”) has                   Hungary (the “Fundamental Law”) has
been amended six times. The Venice                    been amended six times - having regard to
Commission expressed its concerns                     the Fundamental Law of Hungary,
regarding the constitution-making process             adopted on 18 April 2011 by the National
in Hungary on several occasions, both as              Assembly of the Hungarian Republic,
regards the Fundamental Law and                       which entered into force on 1 January
amendments thereto. The criticism focused             2012 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the
on the lack of transparency of the process,           Fundamental Law’), the Transitional
the inadequate involvement of civil                   Provisions of the Fundamental Law of
society, the absence of sincere                       Hungary, adopted on 30 December 2011
consultation, the endangerment of the                 by the National Assembly, which also
separation of powers and the weakening of             entered into force on 1 January 2012
the national system of checks and balances.           (hereinafter referred to as ‘the
                                                      Transitional Provisions’), the First
                                                      Amendment to the Fundamental Law,
                                                      tabled by the Minister for National
                                                      Economy on 17 April 2012 and adopted
                                                      by the Hungarian Parliament on 4 June
                                                      2012, establishing that the Transitional
                                                      Provisions are part of the Fundamental
                                                      Law, to the Second Amendment to the
                                                      Fundamental Law, tabled on 18
                                                      September 2012 in the form of an
                                                      individual member's bill and adopted by
                                                      the Hungarian Parliament on 29 October
                                                      2012, introducing the requirement of
                                                      voter registration into the Transitional
                                                      Provisions, the Third Amendment to the

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Fundamental Law, tabled on 7December
                                                       2012, adopted by the Hungarian
                                                       Parliament on 21 December 2012 and
                                                       establishing that the limits and conditions
                                                       for acquisition of ownership and for use
                                                       of arable land and forests and the rules
                                                       concerning the organisation of integrated
                                                       agricultural production are to be laid
                                                       down by cardinal law, the Fourth
                                                       Amendment of the Fundamental Law,
                                                       tabled on 8 February 2013 in the form of
                                                       an individual member's bill and adopted
                                                       by the Hungarian Parliament on 11
                                                       March 2013, which, among other
                                                       provisions, integrates into the text of the
                                                       Fundamental Law the Transitional
                                                       Provisions (with some exceptions
                                                       including the provision requiring voter
                                                       registration) annulled by the
                                                       Constitutional Court of Hungary on 28
                                                       December 2012 on procedural grounds
                                                       (Decision No 45/2012), and remaining
                                                       provisions of a genuinely transitional
                                                       nature in this document. The Venice
                                                       Commission expressed its concerns
                                                       regarding the constitution-making process
                                                       in Hungary on several occasions, both as
                                                       regards the Fundamental Law and
                                                       amendments thereto. The criticism focused
                                                       on the lack of transparency of the process,
                                                       the inadequate involvement of civil
                                                       society, the absence of sincere
                                                       consultation, the endangerment of the
                                                       separation of powers and the weakening of
                                                       the national system of checks and balances.

                                                                                            Or. en

     Amendment 42
     Kinga Gál

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 6

              Motion for a resolution                                 Amendment

     (6)   Since its adoption and entry into           (6)    Since its adoption and entry into

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force in January 2012, the Constitution of            force in January 2012, the Constitution of
Hungary (the “Fundamental Law”) has                   Hungary (the “Fundamental Law”) has
been amended six times. The Venice                    been amended six times, predominantly
Commission expressed its concerns                     following the suggestions of the Venice
regarding the constitution-making process             Commission and the European
in Hungary on several occasions, both as              Commission.. The Venice Commission
regards the Fundamental Law and                       expressed its concerns regarding the
amendments thereto. The criticism focused             constitution-making process in Hungary on
on the lack of transparency of the process,           several occasions, both as regards the
the inadequate involvement of civil                   Fundamental Law and amendments
society, the absence of sincere                       thereto. The Venice Commission
consultation, the endangerment of the                 welcomed in its opinion that the
separation of powers and the weakening of             Fundamental Law establishes a
the national system of checks and balances.           constitutional order based on democracy,
                                                      the rule of law and the protection of
                                                      fundamental rights as underlying
                                                      principles, as well as acknowledged the
                                                      efforts to establish a constitutional order
                                                      in line with the common European
                                                      democratic values and standards, and to
                                                      regulate fundamental rights and freedoms
                                                      in compliance with binding international
                                                      instruments, including the European
                                                      Convention on Human Rights and the EU
                                                      Charter of Fundamental Rights. The
                                                      criticism focused on the lack of
                                                      transparency of the process, the inadequate
                                                      involvement of civil society, the absence of
                                                      sincere consultation, the endangerment of
                                                      the separation of powers and the
                                                      weakening of the national system of checks
                                                      and balances, despite the fact that an ad
                                                      hoc parliamentary committee of 45
                                                      members, representing all parliamentary
                                                      parties was established for the necessary
                                                      political debate concerning the
                                                      Fundamental Law, and a national
                                                      consultative body was also set up in
                                                      January 2011, followed by a large scale
                                                      public survey on the draft based on a
                                                      questionnaire of 12 questions.
                                                      Furthermore, several public debates were
                                                      organized on the values and aims of the
                                                      Fundamental Law, with the involvement
                                                      of universities, churches and the civil
                                                      society, as a result of which almost a
                                                      million citizens expressed their opinion on
                                                      the draft constitution.

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Or. en

     Amendment 43
     Nadine Morano

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 6

               Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

     (6)     Depuis son adoption et son entrée              (6)     Depuis son adoption et son entrée
     en vigueur en janvier 2012, la Constitution            en vigueur en janvier 2012, la Constitution
     hongroise (dénommée «Loi                               hongroise (dénommée «Loi
     fondamentale») a été modifiée à six                    fondamentale») a été modifiée à six
     reprises. La Commission de Venise a fait               reprises, ce qui relève pleinement de la
     part à plusieurs reprises de ses                       souveraineté de la Hongrie. La
     préoccupations à l’égard du processus                  Commission de Venise a fait part à
     constituant en Hongrie, tant en ce qui                 plusieurs reprises de ses préoccupations à
     concerne la Loi fondamentale que les                   l’égard du processus constituant en
     modifications qui y ont été apportées. Ses             Hongrie, tant en ce qui concerne la Loi
     critiques portaient sur le manque de                   fondamentale que les modifications qui y
     transparence du processus, le fait que la              ont été apportées. Ses critiques portaient
     société civile y ait été insuffisamment                sur le manque de transparence du
     associée, l’absence de consultation sincère,           processus, le fait que la société civile y ait
     la mise en danger de la séparation des                 été insuffisamment associée, l’absence de
     pouvoirs et l’affaiblissement du système               consultation sincère, la mise en danger de
     national de contre-pouvoirs.                           la séparation des pouvoirs et
                                                            l’affaiblissement du système national de
                                                            contre-pouvoirs.

                                                                                                    Or. fr

     Amendment 44
     József Szájer, Lívia Járóka, Kinga Gál

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 7

               Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

     (7)     The competences of the                         deleted
     Hungarian Constitutional Court were
     restricted as a result of the constitutional
     reform, including with regard to
     budgetary matters, the abolition of the

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actio popularis, the possibility for the
Court to refer to its case law prior to 1
January 2012 and the limitation on the
Court’s ability to review the
constitutionality of any changes to the
Fundamental Law apart from those of a
procedural nature only. The Venice
Commission expressed serious concerns
about those limitations and about the
procedure for the appointment of judges,
and made recommendations to the
Hungarian authorities to ensure the
necessary checks and balances in its
Opinion on Act CLI of 2011 on the
Constitutional Court of Hungary adopted
on 19 June 2012 and in its Opinion on the
Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental
Law of Hungary adopted on 17 June
2013.

                                                                                            Or. en

Amendment 45
Kinga Gál

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – point 7

          Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

(7)      The competences of the Hungarian             (7)     The competences of the Hungarian
Constitutional Court were restricted as a             Constitutional Court were preserved and
result of the constitutional reform,                  broadened as a result of the constitutional
including with regard to budgetary                    reform, especially in terms of the scope of
matters, the abolition of the actio                   the right to initiate ex ante legality review
popularis, the possibility for the Court to           of legislative drafts and by reinforcing its
refer to its case law prior to 1 January              competence and gaining practical
2012 and the limitation on the Court’s                competences for ex post legality review.
ability to review the constitutionality of            The abolition of the actio popularis was
any changes to the Fundamental Law                    explicitly requested by the Constitutional
apart from those of a procedural nature               Court of Hungary itself and limitations
only. The Venice Commission expressed                 regarding the review of constitutional
serious concerns about those limitations              amendments is also in line with the
and about the procedure for the                       position of the Constitutional Court which
appointment of judges, and made                       explicitly confirmed in its case-law that
recommendations to the Hungarian                      the Court had no competence to review
authorities to ensure the necessary checks            the substance of such amendments, as it is

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and balances in its Opinion on Act CLI of           itself subordinate to the constitution and
     2011 on the Constitutional Court of                 cannot review the constitution. In its
     Hungary adopted on 19 June 2012 and in              Opinions the Venice Commission also
     its Opinion on the Fourth Amendment to              identified a number of positive elements
     the Fundamental Law of Hungary                      of the reforms, such as provisions on
     adopted on 17 June 2013.                            budgetary guarantees, the fact that the
                                                         Hungarian authorities have taken up the
                                                         Commission’s suggestion to rule out the
                                                         re-election of Constitutional Court
                                                         Judges; it appreciated that the Act
                                                         provides for a time limit for the
                                                         appointment of new judges in order to
                                                         ensure continuity, functional immunity of
                                                         the judges, as well as that there is a
                                                         provision on the extension of the mandate
                                                         of the incumbent member in case the
                                                         Parliament fails to elect a new member to
                                                         the Constitutional Court within the time-
                                                         limit. Rules on the ex post review of legal
                                                         acts were warmly welcomed by the Venice
                                                         Commission. Provisions on access to the
                                                         Constitutional Court out of time in
                                                         exceptional circumstances were also
                                                         considered as positive elements. Although
                                                         no statutory changes were made following
                                                         the opinion of the Venice Commission on
                                                         the possibility for the Constitutional Court
                                                         to refer back to its case law, the
                                                         Hungarian Constitutional Court, in a
                                                         decision taken in 2013, stated that it was
                                                         possible to refer back to the substance of
                                                         its case law created under the former
                                                         constitution and has indeed done so in a
                                                         number of its recent decisions.

                                                                                              Or. en

     Amendment 46
     Lívia Járóka

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 7

              Motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     (7)  The competences of the                         (7)     The Venice Commission expressed
     Hungarian Constitutional Court were                 serious concerns about the procedure for

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restricted as a result of the constitutional           the appointment of judges, and made
reform, including with regard to                       recommendations to the Hungarian
budgetary matters, the abolition of the                authorities to ensure the necessary checks
actio popularis, the possibility for the               and balances in its Opinion on Act CLI of
Court to refer to its case law prior to 1              2011 on the Constitutional Court of
January 2012 and the limitation on the                 Hungary adopted on 19 June 2012 and in
Court’s ability to review the                          its Opinion on the Fourth Amendment to
constitutionality of any changes to the                the Fundamental Law of Hungary adopted
Fundamental Law apart from those of a                  on 17 June 2013, whereas the new rules
procedural nature only. The Venice                     on the composition of the Constitutional
Commission expressed serious concerns                  Court (election based on qualified
about those limitations and about the                  majority and high level professional
procedure for the appointment of judges,               requirements) are high level guarantees
and made recommendations to the                        of the independence of judges, as it does
Hungarian authorities to ensure the                    the reduction of the length of appointment
necessary checks and balances in its                   from 12 to 9 years and the exclusion of
Opinion on Act CLI of 2011 on the                      their reappointment.
Constitutional Court of Hungary adopted
on 19 June 2012 and in its Opinion on the
Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental
Law of Hungary adopted on 17 June 2013.

                                                                                          Or. en

Amendment 47
József Szájer, Lívia Járóka, Kinga Gál

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – point 8

          Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

(8)     In the concluding observations of              deleted
5 April 2018, the UN Human Rights
Committee expressed concerns that the
current constitutional complaint
procedure affords more limited access to
the Constitutional Court, does not provide
for a time limit for the exercise of
constitutional review and does not have a
suspensive effect on challenged
legislation. It also mentioned that the
provisions of the new Constitutional
Court Act weaken the security of tenure of
judges and increase the influence of the
government over the composition and
operation of the Constitutional Court by

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changing the judicial appointments
     procedure, the number of judges in the
     Court and their retirement age. The
     Committee was also concerned about the
     limitation of the Constitutional Court’s
     competence and powers to review
     legislation impinging on budgetary
     matters.

                                                                                                   Or. en

     Amendment 48
     Kinga Gál

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 8

               Motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

     (8)     In the concluding observations of 5             (8)     In the concluding observations of 5
     April 2018, the UN Human Rights                         April 2018, the UN Human Rights
     Committee expressed concerns that the                   Committee expressed concerns that the
     current constitutional complaint procedure              current constitutional complaint procedure
     affords more limited access to the                      affords more limited access to the
     Constitutional Court, does not provide for a            Constitutional Court, does not provide for a
     time limit for the exercise of constitutional           time limit for the exercise of constitutional
     review and does not have a suspensive                   review and does not have a suspensive
     effect on challenged legislation. It also               effect on challenged legislation. In reality
     mentioned that the provisions of the new                however, following the abolishment of the
     Constitutional Court Act weaken the                     actio popularis in line with the explicit
     security of tenure of judges and increase               request of Constitutional Court of
     the influence of the government over the                Hungary, the introduction of a truly
     composition and operation of the                        effective constitutional complaint has
     Constitutional Court by changing the                    considerably increased the competences
     judicial appointments procedure, the                    of the Constitutional Court, since it can
     number of judges in the Court and their                 exercise constitutional control over the
     retirement age. The Committee was also                  whole of the judiciary and is able to annul
     concerned about the limitation of the                   any court judgment in the case of its
     Constitutional Court’s competence and                   unconstitutionality.
     powers to review legislation impinging on
     budgetary matters.

                                                                                                   Or. en

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Amendment 49
József Szájer, Lívia Járóka, Kinga Gál

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – point 9

          Motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

(9)     In its statement adopted on 9 April           deleted
2018, the limited election observation
mission of the OSCE Office for
Democratic Institutions and Human
Rights concluded that the 2018
parliamentary elections were
characterised by a pervasive overlap
between state and ruling party resources,
undermining the ability of candidates to
compete on an equal basis. Voters had a
wide range of political options but
intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric,
media bias and opaque campaign
financing constricted the space for
genuine political debate, hindering the
ability of voters to make a fully informed
choice. It also expressed concerns about
the delineation of single-member
constituencies. Similar concerns were
expressed in the Joint Opinion of 18 June
2012 on the Act on the Elections of
Members of Parliament of Hungary
adopted by the Venice Commission and
the Council for Democratic Elections.

                                                                                          Or. en

Amendment 50
Kinga Gál

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – point 9

          Motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

(9)    In its statement adopted on 9 April            (9)    In its statement adopted on 9 April
2018, the limited election observation                2018, the limited election observation
mission of the OSCE Office for                        mission of the OSCE Office for
Democratic Institutions and Human Rights              Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

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concluded that the 2018 parliamentary                 stated that the 2018 parliamentary elections
     elections were characterised by a pervasive           were characterised by a pervasive overlap
     overlap between state and ruling party                between state and ruling party resources,
     resources, undermining the ability of                 undermining the ability of candidates to
     candidates to compete on an equal basis.              compete on an equal basis. Voters had a
     Voters had a wide range of political                  wide range of political options but
     options but intimidating and xenophobic               intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric,
     rhetoric, media bias and opaque campaign              media bias and opaque campaign financing
     financing constricted the space for genuine           constricted the space for genuine political
     political debate, hindering the ability of            debate, hindering the ability of voters to
     voters to make a fully informed choice. It            make a fully informed choice. However,
     also expressed concerns about the                     on the other hand, the preliminary
     delineation of single-member                          findings and conclusions of the OSCE
     constituencies. Similar concerns were                 also noted within the context of the 2018
     expressed in the Joint Opinion of 18 June             Hungarian parliamentary elections that
     2012 on the Act on the Elections of                   fundamental rights and freedoms were
     Members of Parliament of Hungary                      respected overall, the campaign was
     adopted by the Venice Commission and the              animated, media coverage was extensive,
     Council for Democratic Elections.                     voters had a wide range of political
                                                           options, the public broadcaster fulfilled its
                                                           mandate to provide free airtime to
                                                           contestants, online media provided a
                                                           platform for pluralistic, issue-oriented
                                                           political debate. The OSCE also added
                                                           that the electoral legal framework formed
                                                           an adequate basis for democratic
                                                           elections, the right to seek an effective
                                                           remedy for electoral violations was
                                                           inclusive and generally respected, and the
                                                           election administration fulfilled its
                                                           mandate in a professional and
                                                           transparent manner and enjoyed overall
                                                           confidence among stakeholders. It also
                                                           expressed concerns about the delineation of
                                                           single-member constituencies. The Joint
                                                           Opinion of 18 June 2012 on the Act on the
                                                           Elections of Members of Parliament of
                                                           Hungary adopted by the Venice
                                                           Commission and the Council for
                                                           Democratic Elections identified the
                                                           delineation of single-member
                                                           constituencies as positive change, in line
                                                           with international standards and good
                                                           practice that as required by the
                                                           Constitutional Court, electoral
                                                           constituencies are less unequal than
                                                           previously, when the differences violated
                                                           the constitutional principles. It was
                                                           considered as an element that might

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improve the administration of elections.

                                                                                             Or. en

Amendment 51
Barbara Kudrycka, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – point 9

          Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

(9)     In its statement adopted on 9 April           (9)      In 2011, Fidesz politician János
2018, the limited election observation                Lázár, has proposed a redesign to
mission of the OSCE Office for                        Hungarian voting districts; considering
Democratic Institutions and Human Rights              the territorial results of previous elections,
concluded that the 2018 parliamentary                 this redesign is favouring the right-wing
elections were characterised by a pervasive           politicians according to the opposition.
overlap between state and ruling party                Since then, the law has been passed by the
resources, undermining the ability of                 Fidesz-majority Parliament. Formerly it
candidates to compete on an equal basis.              took twice as many votes to gain a seat in
Voters had a wide range of political                  some election districts as in some others.
options but intimidating and xenophobic               Gerrymandering is a practice intended to
rhetoric, media bias and opaque campaign              establish a political advantage for a
financing constricted the space for genuine           particular party or group by manipulating
political debate, hindering the ability of            district boundaries. In its statement
voters to make a fully informed choice. It            adopted on 9 April 2018, the limited
also expressed concerns about the                     election observation mission of the OSCE
delineation of single-member                          Office for Democratic Institutions and
constituencies. Similar concerns were                 Human Rights concluded that the 2018
expressed in the Joint Opinion of 18 June             parliamentary elections were characterised
2012 on the Act on the Elections of                   by a pervasive overlap between state and
Members of Parliament of Hungary                      ruling party resources, undermining the
adopted by the Venice Commission and the              ability of candidates to compete on an
Council for Democratic Elections.                     equal basis. Voters had a wide range of
                                                      political options but intimidating and
                                                      xenophobic rhetoric, media bias and
                                                      opaque campaign financing constricted the
                                                      space for genuine political debate,
                                                      hindering the ability of voters to make a
                                                      fully informed choice. It also expressed
                                                      concerns about the delineation of single-
                                                      member constituencies. Similar concerns
                                                      were expressed in the Joint Opinion of 18
                                                      June 2012 on the Act on the Elections of
                                                      Members of Parliament of Hungary
                                                      adopted by the Venice Commission and the

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Council for Democratic Elections.

                                                                                               Or. en

     Amendment 52
     Lívia Járóka

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 9

              Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     (9)     In its statement adopted on 9 April           (9)    In its statement adopted on 9 April
     2018, the limited election observation                2018, the limited election observation
     mission of the OSCE Office for                        mission of the OSCE Office for
     Democratic Institutions and Human Rights              Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
     concluded that the 2018 parliamentary                 expressed concerns about the delineation of
     elections were characterised by a                     single-member constituencies. Similar
     pervasive overlap between state and ruling            concerns were expressed in the Joint
     party resources, undermining the ability              Opinion of 18 June 2012 on the Act on the
     of candidates to compete on an equal                  Elections of Members of Parliament of
     basis. Voters had a wide range of political           Hungary adopted by the Venice
     options but intimidating and xenophobic               Commission and the Council for
     rhetoric, media bias and opaque                       Democratic Elections, whereas the
     campaign financing constricted the space              electoral districts in Hungary are defined
     for genuine political debate, hindering the           with a view to the full application of the
     ability of voters to make a fully informed            principle of proportionality, as also
     choice. It also expressed concerns about              acknowledged by the decision of the
     the delineation of single-member                      Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of
     constituencies. Similar concerns were                 Europe.
     expressed in the Joint Opinion of 18 June
     2012 on the Act on the Elections of
     Members of Parliament of Hungary
     adopted by the Venice Commission and the
     Council for Democratic Elections.

                                                                                               Or. en

     Amendment 53
     Nadine Morano

     Motion for a resolution
     Annex I – point 9

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Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

(9)      Dans sa déclaration adoptée le 9             (9)      Dans sa déclaration adoptée le 9
avril 2018, la mission d’observation                  avril 2018, la mission d’observation
électorale limitée du Bureau des                      électorale limitée du Bureau des
institutions démocratiques et des droits de           institutions démocratiques et des droits de
l’homme de l’OSCE a conclu que les                    l’homme de l’OSCE a conclu que les
élections législatives de 2018 avaient été            élections législatives de 2018 avaient été
marquées par une confusion généralisée                marquées par une confusion généralisée
entre les ressources de l’État et celles du           entre les ressources de l’État et celles du
parti au pouvoir, empêchant les candidats             parti au pouvoir, empêchant les candidats
de se présenter aux élections sur un pied             de se présenter aux élections sur un pied
d’égalité. Les électeurs disposaient certes           d’égalité. Les électeurs disposaient d’un
d’un large éventail d’options politiques,             large éventail d’options politiques, mais les
mais les intimidations, les propos                    intimidations, les propos xénophobes, le
xénophobes, le manque d’objectivité des               manque d’objectivité des médias et
médias et l’opacité du financement de la              l’opacité du financement de la campagne
campagne ont limité les possibilités de               ont restreint le champ du débat politique.
débat politique véritable et empêché les              La mission d’observation électorale s’est
électeurs de faire leur choix en toute                également dite préoccupée par la
connaissance de cause. La mission                     délimitation des circonscriptions
d’observation électorale s’est également              uninominales. Des préoccupations
dite préoccupée par la délimitation des               semblables avaient été exprimées dans
circonscriptions uninominales. Des                    l’avis conjoint du 18 juin 2012 relatif à la
préoccupations semblables avaient été                 loi sur les élections des membres du
exprimées dans l’avis conjoint du 18 juin             Parlement de Hongrie adopté par la
2012 relatif à la loi sur les élections des           Commission de Venise et le Conseil des
membres du Parlement de Hongrie adopté                élections démocratiques.
par la Commission de Venise et le Conseil
des élections démocratiques.

                                                                                             Or. fr

Amendment 54
József Szájer, Lívia Járóka, Kinga Gál

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – point 10

          Motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

(10) In recent years the Hungarian                    deleted
Government has extensively used national
consultations. On 27 April 2017, the
Commission pointed out that the national
consultation “Let’s stop Brussels”

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