So. Mai 19th, 2024

Die EU will Ungarn ausschalten – und das ist nun auch im Gange:

Hungary can no longer be considered a full democracy, MEPs set to declare 

In a draft report reviewing developments since Parliament activated Article 7, MEPs argue that EU values are under systemic threat in Hungary.

The draft text -which MEPs will discuss on Wednesday and vote on on Thursday- demonstrates how democracy and fundamental rights in the country have further deteriorated since Parliament triggered the Article 7 procedure in 2018, through the “deliberate and systematic efforts of the Hungarian government”, exacerbated by EU inaction.

The main areas of concern for MEPs range from the functioning of the constitutional and electoral system to judicial independence, and from academic and religious freedom to the rights of vulnerable groups.

MEPs are also set to say that any further delay in the Article 7 process would amount to the Council breaching the rule of law. They are set to call for recovery funds to Hungary to be withheld until it complies with recommendations and court rulings.

Die Abstimmung war heute im EU- Parlament / das Ergebnis:

433 JA / 123 Nein / 28 Enthaltung = 584 gesamt.

Artikel 7:

CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF THE TREATY ON EUROPEAN UNION
TITLE I
COMMON PROVISIONS
Article 7 (ex Article 7 TEU)

1.   On a reasoned proposal by one third of the Member States, by the European Parliament or by the European Commission, the Council, acting by a majority of four fifths of its members after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament, may determine that there is a clear risk of a serious breach by a Member State of the values referred to in Article 2. Before making such a determination, the Council shall hear the Member State in question and may address recommendations to it, acting in accordance with the same procedure.

The Council shall regularly verify that the grounds on which such a determination was made continue to apply.

2.   The European Council, acting by unanimity on a proposal by one third of the Member States or by the Commission and after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament, may determine the existence of a serious and persistent breach by a Member State of the values referred to in Article 2, after inviting the Member State in question to submit its observations.

3.   Where a determination under paragraph 2 has been made, the Council, acting by a qualified majority, may decide to suspend certain of the rights deriving from the application of the Treaties to the Member State in question, including the voting rights of the representative of the government of that Member State in the Council. In doing so, the Council shall take into account the possible consequences of such a suspension on the rights and obligations of natural and legal persons.

The obligations of the Member State in question under the Treaties shall in any case continue to be binding on that State.

4.   The Council, acting by a qualified majority, may decide subsequently to vary or revoke measures taken under paragraph 3 in response to changes in the situation which led to their being imposed.

5.   The voting arrangements applying to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council for the purposes of this Article are laid down in Article 354 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

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