• 16-DEC-2015

  • 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