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The European Parliament adopted by 448 votes to 197, with 48 abstentions, a resolution on a proposal calling on the Council to determine, pursuant to Article 7(1) of the Treaty on European Union, the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values on which the Union is founded.

The European Union is based on common values enshrined in Article 2 of the EU Treaty and reflected in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. These values include respect for democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.

The European Union's mission is to safeguard these common values through the process provided for in Article 7 of the EU Treaty. This is the preventive phase of the procedure, which provides for a dialogue with the Member State concerned and is intended to avoid possible sanctions.

In its resolution of 17 May 2017 on the situation in Hungary, Parliament stated that the current situation in Hungary represents a clear risk of a serious breach of the values referred to in Article 2 TEU and warrants the launch of the Article 7(1) TEU procedure. While the Hungarian authorities have consistently been ready to discuss the legality of any specific measure, the situation has not been addressed and many concerns remain.

This resolution lists a series of facts and trends that constitute a clear risk of a serious breach of the Union's values . Consequently, Parliament submitted to the Council, in accordance with Article 7(1) of the Treaty on European Union, a reasoned proposal inviting the Council to determine whether there is a clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values referred to in Article 2 TEU and to address appropriate recommendations to Hungary in this regard.

The main concerns relate particularly to the following:

the functioning of the constitutional and electoral system; the independence of the judiciary and of other institutions; the rights of judges; corruption and conflicts of interest; privacy and data protection and freedom of expression; academic freedom; freedom of religion; the right to equal treatment; the rights of persons belonging to minorities, including Roma and Jews, and protection against hateful statements against such minorities; the fundamental rights of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees; economic and social rights.

Parliament recalled that the accession of Hungary to the EU, which requires respect for and the promotion of the values referred to in Article 2, was a voluntary act based on a sovereign decision, with a broad consensus across the Hungarian political spectrum.

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2018/09/12
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2018/09/11
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2018/07/04
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
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The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted a report (Initiative - Rule 45 and 52 of the Rules of Procedure) by Judith SARGENTINI (Greens/EFA, NL) on a proposal calling on the Council to determine, pursuant to Article 7(1) of the Treaty on European Union, the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values on which the Union is founded.

The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. These values are common to the Member States in a society in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail.

The EU has the task of safeguarding these common values by making use of the process under Article 7 TEU. It can assess the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach of the common values in areas falling under Member States’ competences.

The committee considered that Hungary is at risk of seriously breaching the values of the European Union. This motion for a resolution sets out a series of facts and trends which, taken together, represent a systemic threat to the values ​​of Article 2 of the EU Treaty and constitute a clear risk of serious breach of it.

The Hungarian authorities have consistently been ready to discuss the legality of any specific measure but failed to take all the actions recommended in Parliament’s previous resolutions. In its resolution of 17 May 2017 on the situation in Hungary, Parliament stated that the current situation in Hungary represents a clear risk of a serious breach of the values referred to in Article 2 TEU and warrants the launch of the Article 7(1) TEU procedure.

Members consider that it is necessary to request the Council to come forward with appropriate measures to restore inclusive democracy, the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights in Hungary. Accordingly, they propose that the European Parliament submit a reasoned proposal to the Council, inviting the Council to determine whether there is a clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values referred to in Article 2 TEU and to address appropriate recommendations to Hungary in this regard.

Their main concerns relate particularly to the following:

the functioning of the constitutional and electoral system; the independence of the judiciary and of other institutions; the rights of judges; corruption and conflicts of interest; privacy and data protection and freedom of expression; academic freedom; freedom of religion; the right to equal treatment; the rights of persons belonging to minorities, including Roma and Jews, and protection against hateful statements against such minorities; the fundamental rights of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees; economic and social rights.

The draft resolution recalled that the accession of Hungary, which requires respect for and the promotion of the values referred to in Article 2, was a voluntary act based on a sovereign decision, with a broad consensus across the Hungarian political spectrum.

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2018/06/25
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2018/06/25
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2018/05/17
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2018/05/17
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2018/05/17
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2018/04/26
   EP - Committee opinion
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2018/04/12
   EP - Committee draft report
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2018/03/26
   EP - Committee opinion
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2017/11/30
   EP - NOICHL Maria (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in FEMM
2017/09/28
   EP - GRÄSSLE Ingeborg (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in CONT
2017/09/04
   EP - PAGAZAURTUNDÚA Maite (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in AFCO
2017/08/31
   EP - SARGENTINI Judith (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in LIBE
2017/07/06
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2017/06/21
   EP - KAMMEREVERT Petra (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in CULT

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A8-0250/2018 - Judith Sargentini - Am 13S 12/09/2018 13:12:19.000

2018/09/12 Outcome: -: 515, +: 162, 0: 16
GB HU ?? EE PL LV MT SK SI DK HR LU CY BG LT FI IE AT EL CZ NL BE PT SE RO IT FR ES DE
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A8-0250/2018 - Judith Sargentini - Am 11 12/09/2018 13:12:49.000

2018/09/12 Outcome: -: 497, +: 190, 0: 9
HU ?? SK IT LV FR EE PL BG HR CZ IE SI MT DK LU CY LT FI BE AT EL NL SE PT GB RO ES DE
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A8-0250/2018 - Judith Sargentini - Am 16 12/09/2018 13:13:06.000

2018/09/12 Outcome: -: 488, +: 176, 0: 30
HU GB ?? SK LV EE BG IT LT DK HR SI MT PL CZ LU CY FI IE NL BE AT EL SE PT RO FR ES DE
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A8-0250/2018 - Judith Sargentini - Ensemble du texte 12/09/2018 13:13:44.000

2018/09/12 Outcome: +: 448, -: 197, 0: 48
DE ES IT SE FR BE NL RO EL PT AT IE FI LU DK CY LT MT EE LV HR CZ SI PL ?? SK BG GB HU
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AmendmentsDossier
505 2017/2131(INL)
2018/02/05 AFCO 32 amendments...
source: 616.862
2018/03/26 CULT 76 amendments...
source: 619.376
2018/04/10 FEMM 96 amendments...