MEPs discuss rule of law in Hungary with Council, Commission and PM Orbán
MEPs discussed the rule of law in Hungary in a debate with Frans Timmermans, the Austrian Presidency and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Parliament will decide whether the EU must intervene to counter the risk of a serious breach of EU values in Hungary. This will be the first time, that Parliament votes on a legislative proposal calling on the EU countries to initiate Article 7 proceedings against a member state in view of a risk of threat to the EU’s values.
To be adopted, the draft report prepared by Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, NL), needs the backing of an absolute majority of MEPs, i.e. 376 MEPs, and two thirds of the vote cast.
Click on the names to watch the individual statements:
Viktor ORBÁN, Hungary Prime Minister
Manfred WEBER (EPP, DE)
Udo BULLMANN (S&D, DE)
Ryszard Antoni LEGUTKO (ECR, PL)
Guy VERHOFSTADT (ALDE, BE)
Philippe LAMBERTS (Greens/EFA, BE)
Marie-Christine VERGIAT (GUE/NGL, FR)
Nigel FARAGE (EFDD, UK)
Nicolas BAY (ENF, FR)
Full replay of the debate.