EU votes for disciplinary action against Hungary

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The European Parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of kick-starting disciplinary action against Hungary that could see some of the central European nation’s voting rights restricted for failing to abide by European Union core values.

Lawmakers in Strasbourg voted 448 to 197 in favor of triggering the hitherto dormant Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union, which could punish Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s nationalist government should the decision be adopted by EU leaders at the Council.