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EP adopts resolution on situation in Hungary without Article 7 call

EP adopts resolution on situation in Hungary without Article 7 call

Budapest, December 16 (MTI) – The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution on the situation in Hungary, as a follow-up to the EP Resolution of June 2015, but excluded from the final text a motion to prepare the procedure set forth in Article 7 of the EU’s treaty which would eject Hungary from the European Union.

The resolution was proposed for adoption by the Social Democrats, Liberals, Greens and the Radical Leftist groups of European Parliament.

The EP’s plenary session voted 327 in favour and 293 against the resolution which calls on the European Commission to start procedures to strengthen the rule of law and to monitor the state of democracy and basic rights in Hungary. The Commission should also probe whether there is a systemic breach of these values in Hungary, the document said.

The resolution criticised the Commission’s evaluation of the situation dated Dec. 2. which according to the EP was too marginal and technical and ignored the global effects of measures on the rule of law and basic rights in Hungary.

In Hungary the freedom of opinion, the human rights of migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees and the activities of civil organisations have been curtailed, as well as the rights of minorities such as those of members of the Roma, Jewish and LGBT communities, the resolution said. In addition, concerns have been raised over the functioning of constitutional order and the justice system and the independence of several other institutions as well as corruption, it added. The resolution said Hungary has unjustifiably criminalised refugees and concern was raised over Hungary’s respect of the principle of non-refoulement, which means that nobody can be sent back to a country where his life or health is in danger or where he or she can be persecuted. Other criticism against Hungary included the incarceration of refugees and “xenophobic rhetoric” by the government especially in communication campaigns targeting migrants and linking them to social problems or security risks. The EP calls on the Hungarian government to withdraw its emergency measures announced because of the crisis of mass migration.

MEPs of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat parties called the resolution “a revenge and an open attack” on Hungary because the country rejected the EU’s mandatory migrant quotas. The group sees a “coordinated campaign” against Hungary, triggered by a disapproval of the government’s migrant policy, they said in a statement.

Socialist MEP Istvan Ujhelyi abstained from the vote. He said in a statement he would not support any proposal seeking to “punish Hungary for the crimes of (prime minister) Viktor Orban”.

Ujhelyi suggested that the European Commission should come up with an “efficient mechanism to prevent further construction of Orban’s party state from EU funds”.

Peter Niedermuller, MEP of the Democratic Coalition, saw the move as Europe’s “recognising that Orban’s government is a threat not only to Hungary but the whole of Europe”. He said the resolution was directed at the Hungarian government rather than the country and voiced support for investigations into Hungary’s utilisation of community funds.

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

3 Comments

  1. Maté Pál

    Another case of the Hungarian Socialists stepping in to ruin their own country yet again, because they can’t stand the fact that a good ruling party is doing a wonderful job. It is obvious that this resolution has been created by Gyurcsány and and his filthy band of heathens. The fact is, Orbán Viktor and his governing body are doing a good job and doudtfull that they would go against the EU regulations. The trouble is, the EU Commission is made up of foul mouth Gyurcsány’s, FACT.

  2. Vedo

    The EP or EC is [email protected]#ed! These non-elected bunch of back-benchers sit there dreaming up the B.S. at the expense of ALL Europeans. Where do they get off talking about Hungary, when they themselves aren’t even able to shelter or feed these Invaders/Migrants/few Refugees(actually 10,000 of them registered in Hungary)? Where is the media now? I don’t see any benefits from the EU, when their big companies pay wages like in Mexico for top quality work and at the same time keep nearly all the revenues out of Hungary. EC is trying to build a large slave labour market for themselves, and they see Hungary as a threat to that. I wonder how big of a threat they would see themselves if Hungary and the V4 pull out of this silliness and join with Russia, China, Middle East and more? I see it coming soon…

  3. Maté Pál

    Vedo, I am in full agreeance with you. It would be a good thing if Hungary teemed up with Russia, China, certain countries of the Middle East, Serbia, etc.. The EU probably is building a huge slave market, but what they are not looking at, is the religious and culture part of it. These Muslims live their own seperate lives and are not interested in other religions but their own. They never, no matter what anyone says, intigrate. They demand and demand and go crazy when they don’t get their own way. Most of them are lazy and are not interested in working, but sponging of the states. Experience has proved itself over the past 40 years. The true refugees are slightly different, they will work and some actually intigrate. It is the majority that will cause the trouble, because they are young fighters and actually trained to fight by the IS. If they were at all interested in their countries of origin, they would stay and fight and put their counties in order, just like Hungary has done over the past 1200 years since entering the Carpathian Basin. Orbán Viktor is a great asset to Hungary, I just hope he remains alive to see the results of his labour.

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