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Hungary President stops short of promulgating Visa Waiver Agreement

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After the announcement of Hungary joining the USA Visa Waiver program, Hungarian President László Sólyom returned the recently adopted law on sharing criminal data with the United States government to the Hungarian Parliament for reconsideration without signing it.  One of the prime conditions for a country to join the USA visa waiver program is for that country to share with the United States government criminal data information about its nationals visiting the USA.  

While the Hungarian parliament can effectively bypass Mr. Sólyom’s veto by repassing the law, the delay in the law being promulgated can cause a delay in Hungary’s formal entry into the Visa Waiver program.

Some interesting perspectives on this can be found here and here.

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Written by MithrasLaw

October 24, 2008 at 8:36 pm

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  1. I think the parliament will just repass the law to bypass the veto. And all Hungarian visitors to the states will be happier!

    Aiden Raven

    October 25, 2008 at 7:44 pm


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