Accused of infringing on the fundamental values of the EU and referred to in this connection by a procedure unique to the european Parliament, the Hungarian Prime minister-national conservative Viktor Orban, member of the EPP group, has denounced Tuesday in Strasbourg, any "blackmail" aimed at making it deviate from its uncompromising position towards migrants.
It would be the first time the European Parliament votes to take steps under article seven of European Union treaties, which could ultimately deny Hungary its EU voting rights.
Under pressure from the European Union Commission, Orban is facing a vote that could see Hungary lose its voting rights in the bloc for undercutting democracy and EU core values.
If approved, the motion would theoretically open the way for sanctions such as a suspension of Hungary's voting rights in the European Union - but in practice that is sure to be blocked by Orban's ally, the nationalist government in Poland.
Women were discriminated against in public policy, there were "acts of violence and the prevalence of negative stereotypes and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people", and there had been a "deterioration of the situation as regards racism and intolerance in Hungary" characterised by anti-Roma language and violence - and "anti-Semitism is a recurring problem".
"You believe you know better than Hungarians themselves what they need".
The opposition Socialists and Democrats, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), Greens/European Free Alliance, and the European Left have all called on the EPP to drop Fidesz from its ranks. "This report does not give due respect to Hungarians", he added. Hungary is a neighbouring country with whom we want to build good neighbourly relations. "We should not let Europe slide back to the past".
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On Monday the leader of Austria's far-right party, Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, said he would "gladly" invite Orban's party into a common bloc, and Italy's new far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has also expressed admiration for Orban.
"Hungary will not accede to this blackmail", he said.
- "We have a different picture about the nature of Christianity in Europe and the role of nations and cultures in our country". "We think differently about the essence and goal of the family and we do endorse radically different views on migration".
However, the Hungarian prime minister has repeatedly said that the EP election next May will be dominated by the subject of migration, where European citizens will pass a judgement on the European elite and whether it has handled immigration properly. "It is up to the European leaders to take their responsibility and stop watching from the sidelines as the rule of law is destroyed in Hungary, ' she is quoted as saying by the BBC".
While Weber had called on Orban to show a willingness to compromise on some of the most high-profile issues - like an agreement being delayed by the Hungarian government for the Central European University, founded by Soros, to remain in Budapest and recent laws criminalizing the work of civic groups working with asylum-seekers and refugees - Orban remained steadfast that his policies wouldn't change.
Mr Szijjarto said Hungary was considering legal options to appeal against the result because of the way the vote was tallied. At the time, Hungary strongly backed Poland, vowing to erect an "insurmountable roadblock" against the motion by vetoing it in the European Council.