Poland to not support European Union sanctions against Hungary

Explained EU parliament targets Hungary's'breach of values

The Czech government stands behind Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Thursday. The Europeans are struggling to verify a nuclear tackle Iran within the face of American opposition, nonetheless are stymied by American secondary sanctions, given the dominant feature that the dollar plays in global switch and banking.He most frequently identified as for extra investment in European defense, and for controlling migration by shoring up the bloc's exterior borders and investing in countries from the set a range of the migrants invent.

"The values of the European Union are not negotiable for us, " Weber said.

What is Hungary accused of?

Orban has insisted that all of the criticism against his government is based on Hungary's tough anti-immigration policies, which include fences built in 2015 on Hungary's southern borders with Serbian and Croatia to divert the flow of migrants and very restrictive asylum rules.

After the vote, MEPs welcomed the adoption of the report and Sargentini with a standing ovation.

Vaatz said he "deeply regretted" the EP's decision to approve the report criticising the state of the rule of law in Hungary, as well as the fact that a number of MEPs from his own party "took part in the operation to punish Hungary".

The motion passed with 448 votes in favour, 197 against and 48 abstentions, marking the first time ever that the European legislature triggered an Article 7 procedure against an EU member state.

But it has created a split within the EPP because Forza Italia, some Bulgarians, a few Germans and assorted others gave their backing to Budapest. As in some other European Union countries, the centre-left has been largely marginalised.

Bringing the Article 7 procedure to the final stage would require the unanimous support of all other European Union member states, which analysts say is unlikely.

The BBC Reality Check team has explained the Article 7 process in detail.

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Now it is up to the Austrian presidency of the EU to launch the procedure of the council of EU countries to examine whether Hungary's government does breach EU rules and values.

However, because this step has never been taken before, it is not clear what will happen next, or when.

The European Commission initiated similar proceedings against Warsaw in December and three months later the Hungarian parliament adopted a resolution supporting Warsaw in its fight against the bloc, saying the commission does not have "the right to meddle" in the domestic affairs of member states and that it was "unjustified" in initiating Article 7 proceedings.

What has the reaction been?

Some politicians from other countries also defended Mr Orban's government.

"I have always been in favor of building bridges and I want to continue to do so, but yesterday (Tuesday) I didn't see any readiness from the Hungarian PM to make a move towards his European Union partners and address our concerns", Manfred tweeted. "They made it clear that human rights, the rule of law and democratic values are not up for negotiation", she said.

On Tuesday, Orban said his country was being targeted for choosing not to be "a country of migrants" as he dismissed charges of corruption.

"Individuals close to the government have been enriching themselves, their friends and family members at the expense of Hungarian and European taxpayers".

The European Parliament launched the action, citing the concern of a "serious breach of European values". "We're fighting to make our position the majority", he said, adding that Fidesz wanted to steer the EPP back onto the Christian democratic path he said would preserve Europe's identity.

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