Judith Sargentini


Go grab some popcorn, Sargentini’s up next!

Judith Sargentini will complement the Hungarian opposition’s all-star squad this afternoon in Brussels at a demonstration against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government. Here are some inconvenient details that they won’t...


The debate over the Sargentini Report, Part 2: Are they really this desperate?

As I wrote in Part 1, the European Parliament will convene in plenary next Tuesday to debate a resolution to trigger an Article 7 procedure against Hungary for alleged violations of the rule of law. Following the debate, it could be put to a vote on Wednesday. According to sources in the EP, liberals and leftists have become so desperate to push through the Sargentini Report that they would resort to an underhanded voting trick.

Sep 8, 2018 - Zoltán Kovács

The debate over the Sargentini Report, Part 1: These issues are ancient history

The European Parliament convenes in plenary next week to consider a resolution to impose sanctions on Hungary for alleged violations of the rule of law. The motion would trigger the Article 7 procedure, the so-called “nuclear option,” against a member state. That’s serious stuff.

Sep 6, 2018 - Zoltán Kovács

Let’s get this straight: No, we are not “starving” asylum seekers

As the European Parliament prepares to debate next week a report on the state of rule of law in Hungary, a new charge against the Hungarian government has delivered a noisy and convenient distraction from the underwhelming substance of the so-called Sargentini report.

Sep 6, 2018 - Zoltán Kovács
News in Brief

Judit Varga: The EU's Hungarian witch-hunt

The Hungarian minister of state for EU relations has penned a telling depiction for Politico.eu of the EU’s witch-hunt against Hungary over the migrant crisis

Sep 5, 2018

The show trial before the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee

The latest LIBE report is, in fact, nothing other than yet another Soros report, said Prime Minister Orbán earlier this week, and it’s aimed at applying pressure on Hungary to make the country change its position on migration.

Jun 27, 2018 - Zoltán Kovács