Two-thirds of all MPs voted positively for the sanctions against Budapest on the voting in Strasburg.
The EU accuses Budapest of the violation of the principles of the rule of law, in particular, oppression non-governmental organizations.
Under the provisions of the article of the Lisbon Treaty, Budapest may be deprived of a right to vote in the EU Council because of the possible flagrant violation of fundamental democratic values of the EU.
Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union is introduced in case of violation of such principles as democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights by EU member.
Reportedly, European Commissioner for Budget and Humanitarian resources Günther Oettinger claimed that the authorities of Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Romania want to destroy the EU.