The European Parliament on Wednesday (12 September) voted overwhelmingly to trigger a sanctions procedure against Hungary over prime minister Viktor Orban's challenge to EU rules and values on media freedom, migration and rule of law dating back several years.
Theoretically, the EP vote could end with Hungary losing its European Union voting rights - but both Poland and the Czech Republic vowed on Thursday to veto such a move, saying it would increase voters' dissatisfaction with Europe.
In a rejoinder, Hungary's foreign minister Peter Szijjarto described the move as the "petty revenge" of pro-immigration politicians.
The EPP's leader, Manfred Weber, said he would vote in favour of the motion targeting Orban's government, whose Fidesz party belongs to his grouping.
"Today the European Parliament has shown that is not afraid to act when the rule of law is under threat in a member state".
He also claimed that the vote involved "massive fraud" since abstentions weren't counted into the final tally, which made it easier to reach the needed majority. The Europeans are struggling to verify a nuclear tackle Iran within the face of American opposition, nonetheless are stymied by American secondary sanctions, given the dominant feature that the dollar plays in worldwide switch and banking.He most frequently identified as for extra investment in European defense, and for controlling migration by shoring up the bloc's exterior borders and investing in countries from the set a range of the migrants invent.
"You think that you know the needs of the Hungarian people better than the Hungarian people themselves".
The deputy head of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, said on Tuesday he shared its authors' concerns about "fundamental rights, corruption, the treatment of Roma and the independence of the judiciary" in Hungary under Orban.
"This is a historic result for Hungarian citizens and for European citizens everywhere, that the European Parliament has voted by a large majority to stand up for the values we all hold dear", Sargentini said.
Opposition parties hailed the EP's decision as a win for democracy that rejected the Hungarian government's illiberal policies.
Dominant at home and a figurehead for populist and nationalist figures across Europe, Orban suffered a rare defeat Wednesday when the assembly in Strasbourg voted to take legal action against Hungary under Article Seven of the European Union's treaty.
The Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union, or TEU - which established the bloc in 1992 - seeks to protect the EU values defined in Article 2.
Mr Orban has also expressed his desire to remain within the EPP, which he said was "deeply divided" on the issue of migration.
Sargentini praised support for her motion from much of Orban's European People's Party in the chamber - the EPP includes German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats - and she called on governments in the EU's Council to now take the unprecedented step of sanctioning a fellow member.
"They want to brand Hungary and want to weaken the resistance of Hungary", Orban said.
NASA's Aqua satellite provides an infrared look at the large and powerful Hurricane Florence taken yesterday (13 September). Tropical storm winds are between 39 and 73 miles per hour , while hurricanes are 74 miles per hour or higher.
Highway 264, cutting off a major route to other flood-prone areas along the river and the adjacent Pamlico Sound. Saffo said it could be longer than two weeks before power is fully restored. "We all know that".
When a storm is completely devastating, Waffle House will close, usually because the building has been destroyed. The sooner restaurants, grocery stores, and banks re-open - the sooner the local economy and recovery restart.
Jennifer Rowling of the Queensland Strawberry Growers' Association said she believed the strawberries had been "interfered with". Three more punnets were found contaminated with needles on Friday, according to ABC Australia .
Turkish lira implied volatility gauges fell to their lowest levels in more than a month, as sentiment continued to improve. It later shed some of those gains but was still up almost three percent in value at 6.16 to the dollar after 1330 GMT.
General view of a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria , in San Juan , Puerto Rico , on September 23, 2017. Ryan added: "This was a devastating storm that hit an isolated island and that's really no one's fault".
People in areas vulnerable to the risky hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm. On top of the potentially destructive hurricane, forecasters also put parts of North Carolina on tornado watch.
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks , according to multiple reports Thursday night. McSwain, Kendricks was able to profit due to the fact that he was receiving insider tips from TV writer Damilare Sonoiki.
When: While Florence's wind speeds have dropped to 105 miles per hour Thursday morning, it remains a massive and powerful storm. Even if Florence were downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, it would still cause extensive damage , Abrams says.
Mourinho failed to navigate the barricade successfully, though, and got his foot caught, leading to him falling to the ground. I think he is the image of the team, a team that played very well in long periods in the first half".
Six percent said they remain undecided, while 7 percent said they would not vote for either candidate from the two major parties. Even so, Republican lawmakers and strategists hope a new tax debate will amplify the party's upbeat economic message.
Details are slowly starting to emerge surrounding the Cleveland Browns' shocking decision to move on from Josh Gordon . He had been ruled out for their Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints due to a hamstring injury.
The storm has fueled concern about Guangdong's sugar output, with China sugar futures rising last week on fears for the cane crop. In Fujian province and elsewhere, tens of thousands of fishing boats returned to port and construction work came to a stop.
Front St!" The White House said yesterday President Donald Trump had approved making federal funding available in some counties. The operations were made more perilous by fallen trees and power lines; officials didn't expect power to be restored for weeks.
In North Carolina , at least five deaths are related to the storm - but "several others are under investigation", Cooper said. Ocean water flowed between homes and on to streets on the Outer Banks; waves crashed against wooden fishing piers.
Following the goal, fans on Twitter were just as stunned as the commentary team at Ibrahimovic's incredible acrobatic effort. But Jonathan Osorio put put the home side back in front and Jay Chapman rounded out a 5-3 win for the defending MLS champion.
If the goal is to restrict e-cigarettes, he said, then one option is to make them more expensive. "They're now on notice". Vaping - much like any new technology - tends to drive people insane , especially if they don't understand it.
Despite the fact the Belgian didn't start Chelsea's first two games of the season, he's already notched five goals for the season. I have to speak to him. "But spend less energy far from the goal and play in the last 25 metres".
We don't know exactly in the moment. "This type of game shows you that we need to improve if we want to contend for the title". However, Liverpool preserved their ideal start with five wins from five after coming through arguably their biggest test yet.
It depends on how I feel physically and mentally. "But we will see how thing go in two years and take it all from there". Apart from Manchester City , clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea are strongly challenging for the trophy this season.
OPEC member states joined other countries by cutting oil production almost two years ago in an effort to push prices back up. It expects demand growth of 1.41 million barrels a day in 2019, revising downwards previous projections by 20,000 bpd.
However, Mr Coats said the order is also aimed at other countries, which pose the biggest cyber threats. Trump has pushed back, saying that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation .