[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

sexta-feira, 7 de abril de 2017

EPP warns Budapest with Article 7 ‘nuclear option’

Muresan: "The correct question to ask the people of Hungary is whether they want to continue enjoying all benefits which EU membership has brought to them."
[European Parliament/Flickr]

Hungary came under fire this week for passing a bill targeting the English-language Central European University (CEU), founded by US billionaire investor George Soros, which has long been seen as a hostile bastion of liberalism by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government.

The move triggered a united cross-party wave of indignation in the European Parliament, with EPP Chairman Manfred Weber stressing, “Freedom of thinking, research, and speech are essential for our European identity.

“The EPP group will defend this at any cost.”

MEPs demand action against Hungary after law targets Soros

A group representing a majority of European Union lawmakers said on Wednesday (5 April) that they want the Parliament to start disciplinary proceedings against Hungary after a crackdown on foreign universities by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.


Party officials came under pressure to condemn the Fidesz party, which is affiliated to the centre-right EPP group.

EPP spokersperson and MEP Siegfried Muresan told EURACTIV party leaders will discuss the situation with Fidesz at its 29 April presidency meeting.


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