Anna Wynn | Nov 3, 2018 | 3
Hungary not to support sanctions against Poland
Hungary will not vote for any EU sanctions against Poland, and can in return count on Polish support in the Article 7 procedure launched against it, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said after talks with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz.
In the talks, parties agreed that the EU procedures against their countries are politically motivated, Szijjártó’s statement to MTI said.
Hungarian and Polish measures said to have prompted them comply fully with EU regulations, they said.
The true reason is the two countries’ migration policy, of which the ministers said neither countries will accept illegal migrants, and they reject compulsory resettlement schemes, the statement said.
For that matter, the Hungarian government is ready to clear itself of all charges, and will submit a detailed written opinion during the Article 7 procedure, which examines the state of the rule of law in the country, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office told MTI on Tuesday.
The meeting of EU affairs ministers discussed the procedure for the first time, Judit Varga said over the phone on the sidelines of the meeting.
Earlier today, the ministers asked the European Commission to submit a “clear and factual” summary of the infringement procedures currently running against Hungary, and a written opinion from Hungary’s government.