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Hungary to Block Punitive EU Action on Poland
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Hungary to Block Punitive EU Action on Poland

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said that Hungary sees a strong Poland as a vital component of a central European caucus within the European Union and that he would, therefore, block any action to suspend Poland’s voting rights in the EU. The European Commission recently launched proceedings to trigger Article 7 against Poland for breaching European common values and rule of law, DW reported. “We need to make it clear to the EU that it is pointless to even start proceedings against Poland as there is no chance of seeing it through —because Hungary will be there and form an insurmountable roadblock,” Orban said. Article 7 was designed to deter member states from advancing policies that threaten democratic institutions. If the EU member states agree with the commission’s recommendation to trigger Article 7, Poland could see its voting rights suspended.

 

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