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The Hungarian Government has sent its response to the European Commission’s letter of conditionality on the rule of law in the nick of time. Hungarian Minister of Justice Judit Varga insists Hungary is ready for discussion and agreement. Read more.

Source: Telex

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UK bill to switch off Northern Ireland Brexit rules clears first hurdle, writes Politico. MPs voted 295 to 221 in favor of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill and the law will now proceed at the committee stage. But the plan, already labeled illegal by the European Union, has also been criticised by former Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May, who noted that the bill is in violation of international law that it would harm UK credibility. Read more.

Source: Politico

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