MEPs are not satisfied with the fact that the Hungarian government has vetoed the supply of arms to Ukraine. Supposedly, this damages the image of the European Union. In addition, Prime Minister Viktor Orban maintains friendly relations with the Russian leadership.
“The council needs to understand what is happening, Hungary is no longer a democracy. Prime Minister Orban lives with the idea that he can use the EU as an ATM,” argued Thijs Reuten, shadow rapporteur on Hungary for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists. and democrats.
The draft parliament resolution says lawmakers are questioning Hungary’s ability to take over a rotating EU presidency next year.
However, MEPs acknowledged that there were no provisions in the treaties that would allow such a decision to be made and stressed that the Council of the EU was responsible.
Sophie In’t Veld of the Renew Europe party said the European Parliament is not completely powerless in this regard and could instead give the floor to the Hungarian opposition instead of Prime Minister Orban.
EC Vice President for Transparency and Values Vera Yurova said the European Commission has not yet discussed the proposal to postpone the Hungarian presidency of the EU Council. She stressed that concerns about the rule of law remain in Hungary and Poland. Representatives of both parties were heard yesterday for the sixth time.