Hungarian PM vows to block any EU sanctions against Poland

Hungarian PM vows to block any EU sanctions against Poland
By Chris Pilcher
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The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, says his country will stand by their neighbour's controversial judiciary reforms despite the EU threatening to take away Poland's voting rights.

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The Hungarian Prime Minister's vowed to stand by Poland's controversial judicial reforms.

Viktor Orban says Hungary will do all it can to block any European Union sanctions imposed on its neighbouring country.

Poland's government has come under fire for introducing thirteen laws in two years to weaken the independence of its judiciary.

After months of warning, the European Commission begun Article 7 proceedings against Poland earlier this week.

The measures could go as far as removing the Eastern European country's voting rights.

But the EU cannot impose any sanctions on Poland unless a unanimous vote - including Hungary - is achieved,

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