Hungary: EP's decision to trigger Article 7 'political revenge' — Orban's spokesperson

Hungary's chief government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs stated that their intention is to “restore law and order at the borders of Europe”, speaking exclusively to RT in Budapest on Tuesday. Kovacs said the European Parliament's decision to trigger Article 7 against Hungary was a violation of the bloc's own rules, calling it a «political revenge» taken over Budapest's stance against «illegal... Еще migration”. The spokesperson went on to say that that the “political process” was initiated by the “political left and liberals in the European Parliament ahead of the European parliamentary elections next May.” Kovacs stated that Hungary “has always belonged to the European family of states,” adding “we go for changing rules and we go for reinstating what the original meaning of Europe is instead of leaving the European Union.” The European Parliament voted on September 12 in favour of a report that calls on member states to begin sanction proceedings against Hungary over accusations of failing to guarantee European values. The report drafted by Dutch GreenLeft MEP Judith Sargentini accuses the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban of breaching EU values, and calls for the opening of the Article 7 procedure which may ultimately lead to a member state losing its voting rights in the European Council.

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