The European Parliament voted to initiate an Article 7 procedure against Hungary

HUNGARY - In Brief 12 Sep 2018 by Istvan Racz

For the first time in its history, the European Parliament today voted to call the European Council to start an Article 7 procedure against a member country, and this member happens to be Hungary. As well-known to most readers, the Article 7 procedure is a reconciliation and sanctioning mechanism, started against member states, which are thought to be breaching the basic values of the EU, as laid down in Article 2 of the Lisbon Treaty. In Hungary's case, the condemning vote was based on the government's alleged breaching of the basic European values on democracy, civil rights and the rule o...

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