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EU Leaders Drag Their Feet on Hungary Sanctions

In September, it seemed as if the European Union had finally woken up to the threat that Hungary’s Fidesz government poses to the rights of Hungarian citizens, democratic institutions, and shared values of the EU, when the European Parliament voted to launch political sanctions.  But since then the EU Council, made up of member state governments, has dragged its feet even as the situation in Hungary worsens.   In a debate on Hungary yesterday, members of the European Parliament called out the lack of progress by the Council on the political sanctions process under article 7 – the EU treaty…

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