April 20, 2011
Several foreign newspapers comment on the new constitution of Hungary approved this Monday. French Le Figaro points out that "ultra conservative phrasing has been approved by the Parliament leaving questionable points in the constitution". Another French daily, Le Monde picked the paragraphs about christianity and the traditional family model underlining that such phrasing "might discriminate atheists or followers of other religion". The New York Times found that "diminishing the power of the Constitutional Court regarding budget and tax matters was one of the most controversial measures of the new constitution". Wall Street Journal published an article yesterday in which Mr. Tibor Navracsics, Deputy Prime Minister responded to the foreign criticism the government received and emphasized that "the new constitution has great symbolic and practical significance, it provides a foundation for the spiritual and intellectual renewal of Hungary. It reflects the past, present and future of the nation, and the fundamental values of the Hungarian people".