Croatia Shares Some of EU's Concerns about Hungary

Simon Mc Coy continues to deliver top moments on BBC news                
         
           Television

The measure, which required a two-thirds supermajority of the European Parliament to pass, declared there was a "clear risk of serious breach" of European values by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

The same procedure was launched by the European Commission against Poland in December 2017, but Wednesday's vote marks the first time that the European legislature has ever triggered the action.

With elections for a new parliament in May 2019, the vote reflects growing pushback among traditional parties in Europe against the rise of populists, who oppose migration and are accused of undermining the rule of law.

Regarding the report by the European Parliament by Dutch MEP Judith Sargentini, adopted by the European Parliament on Wednesday, Orban said that the disciplinary process initiated by the report did not represent "any danger" for Hungary.

In a press conference following the successful vote for the legislative resolution, rapporteur Judith Sargentini indicated that the next steps to be taken were now unclear.

"Hungary won't give in to such blackmail and will continue to protect its borders", Salvini wrote on Facebook after the 448-197 vote by Euro MPs to sanction Hungary for flouting European Union rules on democracy, civil rights and corruption. Critics say Hungary's electoral system favors the governing parties; media freedoms and judicial independence are dwindling; corruption and the enrichment of Orban allies with European Union and state funds are on the rise; asylum seekers and refugees are mistreated; and there are efforts to limit the activities of nongovernmental organizations. Possible sanctions against the EU country concerned are not clearly defined in the EU treaties, but might include suspending voting rights in the Council and the European Council.

Sharks Acquire Erik Karlsson From Senators
The San Jose Sharks have acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenceman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators . We're in the mode of trying to win right now, and I think that's something that's attractive to him.

A spokeswoman for Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) government said Warsaw was "very anxious by the decision", because it "threatens" European Union unity.

"They want to brand Hungary and want to weaken the resistance of Hungary", Orban said. Though defiant, he was resigned to the outcome, saying the parliament seemed to have already made up its mind.

"So the plan is that if Hungary can not be forced to let in migrants, then it must be stripped of its right to protect its borders", Reuters quoted Orban as saying on state radio. Macron has sought to take the lead in fighting nationalists including Orban and Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, and he has called himself the "main opponent" of the two politicians.

The move saw some members of the European People's Party bloc - of which Mr Orban's Fidesz movement is a member - vote against their ally in Budapest.

The vote was hailed as "historic" by Berber Biala-Hettinga, Amnesty International's expert on human rights in the EU. "And we should not have any illusions, they will let in the migrants". The message to government is clear: undermining and violating basic rights and values can not go unpunished in Europe, Socialist MEP Istvan Ujhelyi said. "The Hungarian people deserve better".

Related News:

  • FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

    FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

    The use of e-cigarettes has become an epidemic among teens and needs to be stopped, Food and Drug Administration chief Dr. The advertisers that received warning letters today, are still advertising and selling these products.

    Florence, a wet and unwanted visitor, besieges Carolinas

    It said it was located about 60 miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , and forecasters predicted a slow westward march. There are at least two other coal-fired Duke plants in North Carolina that are likely to affected by the storm.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • Border Patrol agent went on 2-week killing spree

    Border Patrol agent went on 2-week killing spree

    The Texas Department of Public Safety, whose Texas Rangers are investigating, did not return several messages seeking comment. He said authorities are still trying to pinpoint a motive for the killings, but that all of the women worked as prostitutes.
    US  imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms

    US imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms

    The new sanctions target Russian-based Volasys Silver Star and China-based Yanbian Silverstar Network Technology Co, the U.S. The State and Treasury departments would decide on appropriate additional sanctions to recommend and impose, he said.
    Osaka not saddened by Serena row in US Open final

    Osaka not saddened by Serena row in US Open final

    Open mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray said that Serena Williams' reaction to her recent U.S. "The WTA defense surprised me". And then before I knew it, I was getting all of this hostile mail and all of that during my last couple of years.
  • How FEMA uses Waffle Houses in disasters

    How FEMA uses Waffle Houses in disasters

    The sooner restaurants, grocery stores, and banks re-open - the sooner the local economy and recovery restart. And Waffle House makes sense, because they're largely located in the hurricane-vulnerable South.
    NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space

    NASA revealed the extent of hurricane Florence from space

    The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence before it reaches the coastline of North Carolina and SC early Friday, Sept. 14.
    Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina

    Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina

    That, and the storm's vast circumference of hundreds of miles, means Wilmington will be inundated with rain, the advisory said. Storm Florence may have weakened but the full extent of the damage it has wreaked may not become clear for days.
  • Adeosun speaks on resignation as Buhari names Zainab Ahmed in her place

    Adeosun speaks on resignation as Buhari names Zainab Ahmed in her place

    Ms Adeosun was appointed as finance minister by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun , has reportedly resigned.
    Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

    Browns to release WR Josh Gordon

    He first was suspended in 2014, and did not play again until November 2017, when he was reinstated on a conditional basis. Details are slowly starting to emerge surrounding the Cleveland Browns' shocking decision to move on from Josh Gordon .
    Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

    Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

    By midnight, areas of coastal North Carolina were experiencing life-threatening storm surge, the National Weather Service said. People look out over the surf before Hurricane Florence comes ashore on Carolina Beach, North Carolina on September 13, 2018.


Most liked

Gov. McMaster cautions SC residents as Hurricane Florence moves toward state
Zooming out to the full projection, shown above, the core of the storm is slated to enter North Carolina around 2 p.m. Kevin Knox and his family were rescued from their flooded brick home with the help of Army Sgt.

'Please be careful': NSW mum finds needles in strawberries
Acting Detective Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence said there was no evidence of extortion but police inquiries were continuing. Neither Queensland police or Queensland Health confirmed Ms Faugeras' claims in their press conference on Thursday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola denies talk of €250m Kevin De Bruyne release clause
Guardiola's second season saw him win the title and break records with Manchester City . " City wanted me. While Silva has enjoyed plenty of success at City , his time at the club has not been without challenges.

Liverpool delivered best performance of season at Spurs - Jurgen Klopp
We had 85 brilliant minutes, although unfortunately we didn't finish the game off. Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool with goals from Wijnaldum, Firmino and Lamela.

Typhoon Mangkhut heads towards China
Last year, 10 people died in Macau as a result of Typhoon Hato, the strongest storm to hit the city in more than five decades. Pacific territories of Micronesia before edging towards the Philippines, where it is the 15th and strongest storm this year.

'Tax Reform 2.0' Unveiled by House GOP
Trump previously had openly questioned whether the 2018 midterm elections even matter, but now he appears to be paying attention. Trump often cites the tax cuts enacted by Republicans as one of the driving forces behind the economy's aggressive growth.

Russian biggest war-games "Vostok-2018" underway
He commended them for their "high-level performance" in the "most active stage" of Vostok-2018. The Kremlin said the war games were routine and did not pose a threat to other countries.

'A f…ing killer': Book says Trump talked behind el-Sissi's back
Woodward, since becoming renowned in the 1970s for his Watergate reporting, has written loads of bestsellers about sitting presidents.

Trump signs order for sanctions against foreigners who meddle in polls
Last week, executives from Facebook and Twitter testified before the Senate intelligence committee about Russian interference. Russian entities have not targeted those systems to the degree they did in 2016, Coats said Wednesday.

Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast
And while the 2,000-plus cancellations from Florence is significant, it's far below what fliers have faced in other major storms. Hurricane expert Dr Rick Knabb warns: "Yes good news that intensity of Florence has come down, to lessen wind damage somewhat".

Relentless Liverpool sweep aside Tottenham to stay top
It is not about playing well, it is about attitude and to say, "Hey, come on, we are aggressive and we try to win". Now we won a few games, that's good, but it doesn't change anything for us.

FEMA faces Hurricane Florence with range of housing options from 2017 storms
He said Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen "is confident in the leadership at FEMA and their proven disaster management ability", he said. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is now under investigation for his role in a real estate deal in his hometown.

Cloud Saves Disappear If Your Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Ends
Save data stored with Save Data Cloud can not be kept outside of the duration of your Nintendo Switch Online membership. That doesn't appear to be the case with the Switch unless Nintendo clarifies further in the future.

Turkey CB Delivers Massive Rate Hike Despite Erdogan's Calls For Cut
USA crude fell 0.41 percent to $68.31 per barrel and Brent was last at $77.79, down 0.5 percent on the day. The Central Bank of Turkey surprised positively today by hiking the 1-week repo rate by 625 basis points.

'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas
Tens of thousands of homes and businesses could be flooded in North Carolina , Governor Roy Cooper warned. After Florence's rain starts to fall this week, he said, the rainfall could continue through Monday .