Hungary Continues to Rage Against Russia Sanctions But Won't Vote to Remove Them

Huff and puff but where's the action?

Wed, Jan 25, 2017
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In Moscow for a visit Hungarian foreign minister raged against EU sanctions on business with Russia, complaining they have cost Hungary $6.5 billion in export revenue so far.

He also expressed hope EU will lift the sanctions once relations between Putin and Trump warm up.

One thing he did not say is that Hungary will vote against them.

EU sanctions require a consensus vote evey six months -- thus it is perfectly within Hungary's power to end them. After which it would be up to individual EU members to impose individual sanctions on business with Russia if they so wish.

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Hungary First? Yeah right.

 

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