EU parliament votes to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary


The European Parliament has voted to pursue disciplinary action against Hungary due to alleged breaches of the EU’s core values, including government attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government denies the charges.

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The papers of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban are reflected on his face as he addresses MEPs during a debate on the situation in Hungary at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
The papers of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban are reflected on his face as he addresses MEPs during a debate on the situation in Hungary at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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