EU to take steps against Hungary’s LGBT bill which is a ‘shame’, von der Leyen says

Reading Time: < 1 minute

The European Commission will take action against Hungary’s LGBT draft law, the head of the EU’s executive said on Wednesday, calling the bill a shame and violation of fundamental EU values.

“The Hungarian bill is a shame,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said, stressing the EU would not compromise on principles such as human dignity, equality and the respect for human rights.

“I have instructed my responsible commissioners to write to the Hungarian authorities expressing our legal concerns before the bill enters into force.” 

Photo: A flag flying in front of the Hungarian Parliament Building. EC – Audiovisual Service