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“the Union is founded on the indivisible, universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity; it is based on the principles of democracy and the rule of law.” – Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Dear EU, you’ve failed.

theguardian.com/world/2020/apr

@InternetKevin I don’t know but acknowledging and tackling it would be a good start. At this point, I don’t see how Hungary can be allowed to remain part of the EU in its current state. If the EU itself does not have the power to uphold its fundamental principles then it either needs to gain that power or admit defeat. I personally don’t look forward to living in a European Union of fascist states.

@aral
From a humanist perspective, the EU should have reigned in Hungary years ago. From a political perspective, any attempt would risk breaking the Union. The EU is screwed there.

@machado @aral

Yah but choosing to just ignore Hungary's actions just makes the Union meaningless which is arguably worse than breaking it in the first place in my opinion.

@aral Hungary has, as far as I can ascertain, become a full-on fascist regime in the better part of this past decade and it still hasn’t been knocked out of the Union, so

@aral

It is hard to comprehend this kind of hate. It isn't like somebody murdering somebody else over scarce resources... its just like complete arbitrary meaningless hate that exists for no purpose other than I guess these people have nowhere else to focus their hate.

@aral fortress europes handling of refugees signalled the end long ago this went down... its just this is inside the fortress now

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