On 7 December 2022, the Hungarian Parliament amended the infamous Stop Soros law in a last-minute amendment that was introduced through a parliamentary supercommittee to an unrelated omnibus bill. The changes will enter into force on 1 January 2023. The amendments fail to implement the CJEU’s November 2021 judgment that found criminalising assistance given to asylum-seekers to be in breach of EU law. The European Commission should continue the infringement procedure and take Hungary back to the Court and seek to impose financial penalties until domestic law fully complies with EU law.
Our flash analysis of the introduced changes is available here.
Our unofficial English translation of the adopted amendment is available here.