SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament
Hungary: "We must be able to sanction governments that breach the fundamental values of the EU"
The S&D Group today voted in favour of a resolution calling for an investigation into violations of fundamental rights by the government of Victor Orban in Hungary. Unfortunately an amendment calling for the triggering of Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union, which could have led to future sanctions against the Hungarian government, failed to get a majority after being blocked by the combined forces of the extreme right and the EPP.
This High-quality broadcast package contains 3 b-roll videos, with:
- Extracts of the plenary vote on the follow-up of the resolution on Hungary
- Interview with S&D Vice-President, Péter Niedermüller (audio English / Hungarian)
- Interview with S&D spokesperson on civil liberties, Birgit Sippel (audio English)
- Extracts of May 2015 plenary debate with Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orban and EU Commission's Vice-President Frans Timmermans