Hungary’s parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution to express its support for Poland in connection with a recent procedure against that country under Article 7 of the EU Treaty.
According to the resolution, the European Commission’s launching the procedure over Poland’s judicial reform is “unacceptable” and “Article 7 must not be used for political witch-hunt”.
The Hungarian parliament sees the procedure against Poland as a “dangerous precedent” when the Commission has stretched its authority as “guardian of agreements as outlined in the foundation deeds of the community”, the document said.
In its resolution, parliament also called on the Hungarian government to stand by Poland and refrain from supporting any proposal that would curb that country’s rights.
Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) welcomed the resolution, saying that it guaranteed that the EU would not be able to impose sanctions on the country.
“I am very pleased to hear about the Hungarian parliament’s resolution because it clearly indicates that any sanctions against Poland are out of the question,” PiS spokeswoman Beata Mazurek told Polish news agency PAP.
Polish parliamentary speaker Marek Kuchcinski also welcomed the resolution, saying in a Twitter post that it calls on the Hungarian government not to back any EU proposal that would “restrict Poland’s ability to exercises its fundamental rights stemming from its EU membership”.
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