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'Hungary will not be blackmailed': PM Orban

(CNN)Members of the European Parliament traded verbal blows with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a debate Tuesday over democracy and the rule of law in his country.MEPs will decide on Wednesday whether to launch disciplinary action against Hungary in what would be the most significant rebuke of Orban's right-wing government by the bloc. It would also mark the first time Parliament has invoked Article 7, the EU power designed to curb human rights abuses.Orban, who won a third consecutive term in power this year, has previously locked horns with EU leaders over his country's hardline immigration policies and for clamping down on democratic institutions -- including civic organizations, the media and academic institutions -- as he co ...
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