The Commission will likely make a decision on the funds before the end of the month.
Documents obtained by the Helsinki Committee show that András Zs. Varga proceeded unlawfully on several judicial applications.
The Canadian psychologist and writer gave a lecture at the office of Katalin Novak this week. The President later praised the conservative figure on her Facebook.
After years of failed attempts and political setbacks, the Hungarian government is trying a novel method for expanding its influence over the judiciary and eroding public trust in the courts. Europe-wide judicial solidarity and pressure from within the EU seem to be the only ways to limit the ambitions of the country’s ruling party.