Deputy PM rejects Brussels attack on Poland

Hungary to veto any decision against Warsaw

MH – 2017.12.20. 18:39 –

The European Commission's decision to launch Article 7 procedure against Poland over its judicial reforms is "unprecedented and astounding", Zsolt Semjen, Hungary's deputy prime minister said, according to MTI.

Semjen stressed that the decision seriously violates Poland's sovereignty. It is unacceptable that Brussels is exerting pressure on sovereign member states and arbitrarily punishing democratically elected governments, he said.

"The Polish-Hungarian friendship and the Hungarian government's commitment to treaties obliges us to step up against the Commission's move in all forums," Semjen said. Asked by MTI if this could mean that Hungary would veto the proposed decision against Poland, the deputy prime minister said yes.