Budapest (MTI) – The application of Article 7 of the Treaty on the European Union against Hungary could only be interpreted as a “vengeance by Brussels” because of Hungary’s successful immigration policy that halted the wave of immigrants, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.
The minister was asked about the College of European Commissioners allegedly holding out on the prospect of applying against Hungary Article 7, which allows for the suspension of voting rights in case of a serious and persistent breach of EU values by a member state.
News portal Index reported earlier on Friday that the college passed a political decision on a civil initiative, asking the commission to launch a “procedure under Article 7” and take “the Hungarian issue” before the decision-making Council of Ministers.
By making such a decision, the college would violate the EU’s rules, Szijjarto told a press conference. A decision like that could only be interpreted as a vengeance by pro-immigration Brussels and pro-immigration EU institutions, he said.