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European Union Parliament Votes to Sanction Hungary Due to ‘Breaches of the EU's Core Values'


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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “European Union Parliament Votes to Sanction Hungary Due to 'Breaches of the EU's Core Values'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“We have a different picture about the nature of Christianity in Europe,” Hungarian Prime Minister tells EU parliament

The European Union parliament has overwhelmingly voted to censure Hungary over alleged “breaches of the EU’s core values.” The vote triggered the “Article 7” procedure of the EU constitution, paving the wave for economic sanctions and other punishing measures.

The EU parliamentarians voted 448 to 197 in support of a resolution that accused “Hungary of threatening the rule of law by hampering press and academic freedoms, cracking down on NGO funding and denying rights to minorities and migrants,” European media reports said. Parliamentarians cheered and applauded at the read out of the vote. It is the first time the punitive article has been triggered by parliament against an EU member.

Ahead of the vote, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban accused the EU elite of  “abuse of power” in front of the EU Parliament. Orban defended his country’s tough border regulations to curb illegal migrant influx. “We have defended Hungary, and we have defended Europe,” he said.

The Hungarian prime minister did not hide his irreconcilable differences with Brussels. “We have a different picture about the nature of Christianity in Europe and the role of nations and cultures in our country,” he told the parliamentarians.

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