“The European Parliament has today challenged Hungary’s recent attack on fundamental human rights”, said Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office.
“We warmly welcome the fact that the European Parliament is considering whether to activate the ‘Article 7’ mechanism to investigate the risk of a serious breach of human rights by Hungary. We hope this move will set a precedent and lead to better protection of fundamental rights throughout the EU.
Parliament has pressed the government in Budapest to comply with European Commission and Council of Europe recommendations and has committed itself to checking that these are carried out. It's about time the EU acknowledged the seriousness of the situation. ”