September 14, 2018

WELL, GOOD: Poland says it will block any EU sanctions against Hungary.

“Every country has its sovereign right to make internal reforms it deems appropriate,” Poland’s foreign ministry said in a statement late on Wednesday.

“Actions aimed against member states serve only deepening divides in the EU, increasing citizens’ current lack of confidence to European institutions.”

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to sanction Hungary for neglecting norms on democracy, civil rights and corruption in a first bid to launch the punitive process of the EU treaty’s Article 7.

This Reuters reports hews to the EU party line, so for a better backgrounder, check out Spengler’s latest — Chutzpah in Strasbourg — if you missed it yesterday.