12. Feb, 2018


The first time I met Viktor Orban was in 1989. He was promoting a social-liberal agenda. But things have changed. Over the last several years, he has adopted Trump-style politics, demonising refugees and constantly undermining his own citizens’ freedoms. That is the reason why I’ve been supporting the launch of Article 7, a procedure that can lead to sanctions for countries not respecting the European Union's most basic principles.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has remade the country’s political system and pioneered a model of one-party rule. His actions can be seen as part of a…