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EU voices concern over planned changes in Hungarian constitution.

| BRUSSELS, March 9 (KUNA) -- European Parliament President Martin Schulz Saturday expressed concerns about recent proposals to amend the Hungarian constitution.

"I conveyed this message to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a telephone conversation on Friday," he said in a statement.

Schulz said that he recommended to the Hungarian Prime Minister to urgently ask the Council of Europe for its opinion before the Hungarian Parliament votes on those amendments.

"During our conversation, Prime Minister Orban promised to send to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, to whom he had spoken only an hour earlier, and to myself a letter clarifying the matter," noted the statement.

On Friday, Barroso also expressed his concerns over the planned changes which could limit the powers of the highest court in Hungaray and violate EU laws. (end) nk.nfm KUNA 091308 Mar 13NNNN

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