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European Parliament discusses how to limit Hungary's EU presidency

Jun 1, 2023

MEPs on Wednesday proposed strategies that could be used to limit Hungary's EU presidency next year.

This is stated in the publication Politico.

This week, the European Parliament is expected to vote on a non-binding resolution that will call into question Budapest's ability to successfully preside over the EU Council in the second half of 2024.


Every six months, a different EU country holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, which gives it some leverage to influence broader EU policy-making.

"It's time to start playing hardball," said Sophie isn't Veld, a Dutch MEP from the liberal Renew Europe group, at a press conference along with four other MEPs from different political families who wrote the text of the resolution.

She explained that the draft resolution includes ways to "minimize cooperation" during the Hungarian presidency of the EU Council.

MEPs fear that Hungary could use the six-month mandate to promote policies that run counter to EU values.

Author - Olena Madiak, 01/06/2023

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