ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, REFERENDUM AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
about a special transfer of sovereignty:
International treaties which effect matters of national defense
must be confirmed by national law, Art. 40c II ConstHungary.
of transfer of sovereignty without effect of constitutional amendment:
Majority of votes from parliament by presence of at least 1/2 of
its members, Art. 30a I lit. b, 24 I, II ConstHungary.
of transfer of sovereignty with effect of constitutional amendment:
Not expressly regulated, but constitutional amendment required.
of constitutional amendment:
Majority of 2/3 from members of parliament, Art. 24 III ConstHungary.
constitutional regulations about referendums:
As well initiatives, referendums, binding and consultative, demanded
by the president, government, 1/3 of the members of parliament or
the people, as referendums on laws can be called, Art. 26 VI, 28b,
28c, 28d, 28e ConstHungary.
(2006), The Future of Europe - Results for Hungary,
Special Eurobarometer 251, Fieldwork: 23/02 – 15/03 2006.
the 17 December 2007 Hungary became the first of the 27 member states
to ratify the Lisbon Treaty. A parliamentary vote saw 325 votes
in favour, 5 votes against and 14 abstentions. Reacting to the vote,
Hungary's prime minister praised the "historic achievement"
of his country. In taking the ratification step so quickly, Budapest
has stolen the crown from Poland and France, both of whom had indicated
they were aiming to be the first.