THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS LAUNCHED SANCTIONS PROCEDURE AGAINST HUNGARY: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

23.09.2018

ФОТО: bbc.com

On September 12, the European Parliament made a truly historic decision and launched a mechanism for imposing sanctions against the EU member state under article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty. For the first time in history, the EU has resorted to such methods against its own member state. Hungary was under attack. The official reason is Victor Orban's anti-democratic policy and the government's persecution of independent media and non-governmental organizations, especially those associated with George Soros.