LIBE: Danger Hungary will systematically violate EU values
There is a danger that Hungary will seriously and systematically violate the European values that form the basis of the European Union, according to the European Parliament's (EP) Home Affairs, Civil Rights and Justice Committee (LIBE) in its draft report on the state of the rule of law in Hungary, writes profitline.hu.
In the draft report, which was adopted with 47 votes in favor, 10 against, and two abstentions, the representatives expressed their concerns regarding, among other things, the functioning of the constitutional and electoral system, the independence of the judiciary and other institutions, as well as corruption and the rights of judges.
According to LIBE, the "Hungarian government is making deliberate and systematic efforts" to undermine the European values enshrined in the EU treaty.
The report also condemned the inability of the Council of the European Union to make meaningful progress in the fight against abuses of democratic norms.
It emphasized that Article 7 of the EU treaty, based on which a so-called rule of law procedure can be initiated against a member state, does not require unanimity of European values to identify a clear risk of a serious breach.
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