Last November, an aide to Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker called the Hungarian embassy to deliver a stern message.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban was blocking passage of a European Union law similar to the U.S. Magnitsky Act on human rights.
Soon after, European policy makers announced they would start work on a global human rights act like the U.S. law, first passed in 2012.
A year later, the EU has approved the sanctions regime, set to be formally launched in early December, ending a decade of fighting that has divided the region’s governments, parliaments and political parties.
The law will also give EU governments a new tool to coordinate sanctions with the U.S., just as the Biden administration prepares to take office.
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