European Parliament decides Hungary is ‘no longer a democratic country’

The European Parliament (EP) describes the government of Hungary.electoral autocracy. by defining the country as a systemic threat to the values ​​of the EU and ‘it is no longer democratically governed’ decided.

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The aforementioned draft resolution was accepted yesterday at the EP General Assembly with 433 votes in favor, 123 against and 28 abstentions.

In the decision, in which concerns were conveyed on many issues from the functioning of the election system in the country to the independence of the judiciary, “The situation in Hungary has not been adequately addressed for several years. Many concerns remain. Meanwhile, many new issues have emerged that negatively affect the EU’s image, effectiveness and credibility. it said.

Also, in the decision ‘the blocking of restrictive measures against Russia in the council constitutes a security problem for the EU’ also stated.

In a statement from the AP regarding the decision, ‘academic freedom, freedom of religion, freedom of association, the right to equal treatment including LGBTIQ rights, the rights of minorities as well as immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees are problematic’ expressed.

In the statement, MP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield made the following assessment: “The results of this report are clear and irreversible. Hungary is no longer democratic. Given the alarming rate at which the rule of law is declining in Hungary, it was more urgent than ever for Parliament to adopt this stance.”

The AP’s decision is not binding. In this way, the EP ‘to accept that there is an obvious risk of Hungary violating the values ​​on which the union was founded’ calling.

Hungary has been criticized by the EU for some time on the functioning of its constitutional and electoral system, the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary, corruption and restriction of the media.

The EU Commission filed a lawsuit against Hungary in the EU Court of Justice on 15 July on the grounds of violation of press freedom and sexual discrimination.

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