Hungary PM Orban defends constitutional changes

July 3, 2013 3:43 PM

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Hungary PM Orban defends constitutional changes

The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has rejected a report by the Civil Liberties Committee on fundamental rights in Hungary and described it as "a threat to Europe", during a heated debate with MEPs on 2 July 2013.

In a highly unusual step, Mr Orban came to Strasbourg to debate the report that was highly critical of a number of constitutional changes that his government has carried out in recent months.

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