the Hungarian "veto" that JK has been relying on doesn't actually exist.
There seems to be a great deal of confusion about this, thanks to sloppy journalism so I read the text of Article 7, it's very short. Basically, you can divide it into three steps:
1) The first step is that a proposal needs to be placed before the European Council (ie the heads of state of each EU member). There's no problem with that. That can go ahead with no difficulty.
2) An 80% majority of the member states needs to agree that there has been a serious breach of EU law. That's probably also not a problem. Tick the box for that one.
3) Applying the sanctions is then put the vote - according to the text of Article 7 the terms on which that vote is taken will be in accordance with those laid out in Article 354 of the Lisbon Treaty and here it is:
"when the Council does not act on a proposal from the Commission or from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the qualified majority shall be defined as at least 72% of the members of the Council representing Member States comprising at least 65% of the population of these States"
So it just goes to show, if you're a member of the public, never, never believe anything without checking it out for yourself first, as close as you can get to the source, and if you're a Head of State of an EU country, read the small print before you make an eejit of yourself in public.
The other thing this demonstrates actually, is the importance of transparency and how fortunate we are in the EU that we have the freedom of information that allows us to access, the terms of a treaty that directly affects our lives. Without that access, we would be obliged to rely solely on what is reported to us second-hand and kept in state of ignorance and confusion. Fast forward down the road 25 years and if PIS had its way, information would be coming to us soley from a state-controlled media. Not a pretty picture.