On the 25th of June 2018 the Civil Liberties Committee said that Hungary is at clear risk of a serious breach of EU values and the Council should intervene to prevent it. Key concerns are judicial independence, freedom of expression, freedom of association, rights of minorities, situation of migrants and refugees. MEPs noted that the situation in Hungary has a negative impact on the image of the Union, as well as its effectiveness and credibility in the defence of fundamental rights, human rights and democracy globally. The draft proposal for a Council decision to trigger an Article 7 procedure, which the Committee approved by 37 votes to 19, still needs to be endorsed by Parliament as a whole in September.
Please find here the link to the European Parliament’s proposal.