According to Finnish MP Petri Sarvamaa, he managed to collect 120 votes from his colleagues from different parties and states. Voting on the resolution could take place as early as next week.
The European Parliament will consider the issue of depriving Hungary of its voting rights in the European Council due to the actions of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. About it reported Finnish MEP Petri Sarvamaa on X (formerly Twitter).
According to him, he managed to collect 120 votes from his colleagues from different parties and states.
“Signatures collected! We are one step closer to stripping Orbán of his voting rights. The response has been strong, thank you to everyone who supported this historic petition,” he wrote.
Sarvamaa said it was now necessary to assess the final overall support for the petition idea as quickly as possible. This will happen in the plenary hall of the European Parliament. Perhaps this will happen as early as next week.
According to the representative of Finland, the specific content of the resolution for which the European Parliament will vote is still at the approval stage. However, the document will reportedly include Article 7.2 of the EU Treaty. It provides for the possibility of suspending certain rights of an EU member state for repeated violations of the rules and values of the union.
Deprivation of Hungary’s right to vote in the European Council: what is known
Previously, Sárvamaa initiated the collection of signatures in order to take away Hungary’s voting rights in the European Council. He said that due to Orban’s actions, the work of the European Council was simply blocked. Therefore, he must be deprived of the right to vote.
“It’s now or never. The EU’s decision-making machinery is simply stuck because of Viktor Orbán. The only way to make it work is to deprive Orbán of his voting rights in the Council. At the same time, we are showing that blackmail is not tolerated in the EU,” he said.
It was also reported that Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjarto will meet with Kuleba and Ermak. According to the speaker of the Ukrainian diplomatic department Oleg Nikolenko, negotiations between representatives of Kyiv and Budapest will take place in the Transcarpathian region.