The Hungarian government will use its European Union (EU) powers to veto the proposed “Article 7” procedure against Poland, calling that move a “violation of Poland’s sovereignty.”
According to a report in Hungary Today, the Hungarian deputy prime minister Zsolt Semjén has called the European Commission’s decision to launch an Article 7.1 procedure against Poland is “unprecedented and astounding.”
“The decision seriously violates Poland’s sovereignty. It is unacceptable that Brussels is exerting pressure on sovereign member states and arbitrarily punishing democratically elected governments,” he said.
“it is unjust that the EC fails to take steps against European member states violating European treaties,” he added, referring to the fact that the German government unilaterally abrogated the Dublin Agreement on refugees when it invited the whole Third World into Europe in 2015—but then “launches politically motivated procedures” against the Polish government.
“The EC’s actions are against European values,” he continued, “The Polish-Hungarian friendship and the Hungarian government’s commitment to treaties obliges us to step up against the Commission’s move in all forums,” Semjén said.
Asked if this could mean that Hungary would veto the proposed decision against Poland, the deputy prime minister said “yes.”
The Hungary Today report added that the ruling Fidesz party’s press chief Balázs Hidvéghi called the EC decision “proof for Brussels’ efforts to punish the countries that oppose the settlement of migrants in Europe and the mandatory resettlement quota scheme.
“Hungary will defend Poland and stand by the will of the Hungarian people who have refused the ‘Soros plan,’” he said.