Hungary: Civil Liberties MEPs to discuss the situation of fundamental rights

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MEPs in the Civil Liberties Committee will assess on Thursday the situation in Hungary, to determine whether the country is at risk of breaching EU values.

Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, NL) will present her draft report on democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights in the country to the committee. The Civil Liberties Committee was tasked in May 2017 with studying the situation in Hungary, with a view to activating Article 7(1) of the EU Treaty.

In the plenary resolution of May 2017, MEPs stated that the situation in the country justifies triggering the procedure, which may result in sanctions for Hungary, including losing its voting rights in the Council.

Next steps

The Civil Liberties Committee will vote on Ms Sargentini’s report in June. It will be put to a vote in plenary in September. To be adopted, it has to be backed by two-thirds of the votes cast and an absolute majority of MEPs, i.e. at least 376 votes.

 

When: Thursday, 12 April, from 9.00 to 9.45.

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak building, room 3C050

Judith Sargentini will give a press conference following the debate, at 10.00 in Anna Politkovskaya room (PHS 0A50).

European Parliament,  10th of April 2018, Source: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/ro/press-room/20180410IPR01424/hungary-civil-liberties-meps-to-discuss-the-situation-of-fundamental-rights

 

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Article 7(1) of the EU Treaty

CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF THE TREATY ON EUROPEAN UNION

TITLE I

COMMON PROVISIONS

Article 7

(ex Article 7 TEU)

  1. On a reasoned proposal by one third of the Member States, by the European Parliament or by the European Commission, the Council, acting by a majority of four fifths of its members after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament, may determine that there is a clear risk of a serious breach by a Member State of the values referred to in Article 2. Before making such a determination, the Council shall hear the Member State in question and may address recommendations to it, acting in accordance with the same procedure.

The Council shall regularly verify that the grounds on which such a determination was made continue to apply.

  1. The European Council, acting by unanimity on a proposal by one third of the Member States or by the Commission and after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament, may determine the existence of a serious and persistent breach by a Member State of the values referred to in Article 2, after inviting the Member State in question to submit its observations.
  2. Where a determination under paragraph 2 has been made, the Council, acting by a qualified majority, may decide to suspend certain of the rights deriving from the application of the Treaties to the Member State in question, including the voting rights of the representative of the government of that Member State in the Council. In doing so, the Council shall take into account the possible consequences of such a suspension on the rights and obligations of natural and legal persons.

The obligations of the Member State in question under the Treaties shall in any case continue to be binding on that State.

  1. The Council, acting by a qualified majority, may decide subsequently to vary or revoke measures taken under paragraph 3 in response to changes in the situation which led to their being imposed.
  2. The voting arrangements applying to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council for the purposes of this Article are laid down in Article 354 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

 

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