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EU parliament vote is ‘petty revenge,’ Hungary says

Budapest denounces as “petty revenge” a vote by the European Parliament to take action against Hungary’s populist government for what EU lawmakers called its undermining of the bloc’s founding values.

“The EP’s decision today is nothing less than the petty revenge of pro-immigration politicians against Hungary,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto says, shortly after the Strasbourg-based parliament approved the motion that could see Budapest hit with unprecedented sanctions.

— AFP

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