Austria is questioning punishment in Hungary

Austria is questioning punishment in Hungary

World September 16, 2018 17:00

vienna - Hungary receives support from neighboring Austria. The European Parliament wants the European Union to use the toughest criminal proceedings against Hungary. This can ultimately ensure that Hungary loses its voting rights in Europe. However, the Austrian populist government party FPÖ doubts whether the process has gone according to the rules.

FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who is the second man in the Austrian government as vice chancellor, is taking on Budapest. The Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs has asked Brussels to see if the European Parliament's decision is lawful, said Strache on Sunday against Austrian media.

A two-thirds majority was needed in the vote in the European Parliament. If we only look at votes against and against it, we succeeded. But according to Austria and Hungary, people who have abstained from voting must also be taken into account. And then there is no sufficient majority.

The largest party in the Austrian coalition, the conservative ÖVP, voted for the proceedings against Hungary.

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