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I don't notice any "Maybe the EU will <xxx>" entries in Dodo's list above of potential outcomes.
by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 03:02:09 PM EST
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Some reactions are implied in the first two alternatives ("within or without the EU" and "exit the EU" would be reactions to EU measures). The most serious action the EU could take is the application of Article 7 of the Treaty On European Union (consolidated version), with the suspension of Hungary's voting rights in the EU Council as the one explicit possible measure. There are strong hurdles for such action, however.


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:13:29 PM EST
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Come to think of it, French foreign minister Alain Juppé was hinting at just that:

Hongrie : Alain Juppé en appelle à la Commission européenne - LeMonde.frHungary: Alain Juppé's call on the European Commission - LeMonde.fr
Il appartient à la Commission européenne de vérifier que ces nouveaux textes constitutionnels respectent ce qui fait le bien commun de tous les pays de l'Union européenne, c'est-à-dire l'Etat de droit et le respect des grandes valeurs démocratiques...It is on the European Commission to check that these new constitutional texts respect what constitutes the common good of all countries of the European Union, that is to say the rule of law and respect for democratic core values...
Il y a problème aujourd'hui et nous appelons la Commission européenne à prendre les initiatives nécessaires pour que ses principes fondamentaux soient respectés partout, y compris en Hongrie...There is a problem today and we call on the European Commission to take the necessary steps to ensure that these fundamental principles are respected everywhere, including in Hungary...

The Hungarian foreign ministry already protested that Juppé's words violate the friendly relationship between the two countries, and contend that Hungary was in constant communication with European institutions over its new constitution and new laws (well if rejecting and protesting all suggestions can be called communication).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:42:48 PM EST
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The EU tried that on Austria when Haider's party joined the government.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:45:09 PM EST
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