Some EU officials have discussed the possibility of imposing
suspension of voting rights on Hungary so that they can agree on a new aid
package for Ukraine, the Financial Times reports, citing its sources.
As noted, the suspension of voting rights of an EU member
state can be blocked by another member state. However, as mentioned in the
publication, the recent change of government in Poland means Hungary no longer
has a “guaranteed protector”.
Thus, the EU countries want to make Hungarian Prime Minister
Viktor Orban realize the “full costs” of a country’s isolation from the EU. If
this does not work, the 26 EU members could agree on providing aid to Ukraine
on their own, although it would “take time and only offer a short-term fix”.