EU threatens to leave Hungary without voting rights

EU threatens to leave Hungary without voting rights

It became known that the EU threatened to leave Hungary without the right to vote in decision-making if it blocks aid to Ukraine.

Politico writes about this.

According to the publication, if Hungary at the summit on February 1 again blocks the allocation of 50 billion euros to Ukraine.

Members of the bloc are ready to invoke Article 7 of the EU Agreement for the first time in history and deprive Budapest of the right to participate in joint decision-making.

Politico writes that this tightening of the EU’s position towards Hungary was influenced by problems in the United States.

The US Congress cannot agree on the allocation of $61.4 billion to Kyiv, which makes it critical for Ukraine to receive assistance from the EU.

Earlier, Reuters reported that negotiations in the EU on the allocation of aid to Ukraine in the amount of 50 billion euros “have become more complicated” due to the position of Hungary, which still wants to block this aid.