Article 7 procedure launched against Hungary

The Austrian presidency of the EU has received the letter of the European Parliament’s President, Antonio Tajani about the result of the vote on the Sargentini-report, urging the Council to start the Article 7.1 procedure against Hungary.

Gernot Blümel, Austria’s Minister of EU Affairs told Bruxinfo that the presidency wants to treat this case in a very professional way, they will carefully inspect the dossier, but it would be too early to tell when the first hearing can take place.

The Hungarian government has already announced that they will turn to the European Court of Justice over the vote. First president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans told Bruxinfo that the Commission won’t meddle into the EP’s decision, if Hungary turns to the Court, it’s a debate between the EP and the member state.

Hungary Journal
Photo: EP

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