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EU to expel Hungary if it introduces death penalty – head of European Commission

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker threated Hungary with expulsion from the EU if the country does not give up the idea of introducing death penalty.

According to Juncker, Hungary will have to leave the European Union if the Prime Minister Viktor Orban sticks to his guns and tries to introduce death penalty, Joinfo.ua reports referring to DW.

"Anyone who institutes capital punishment has no place in the European Union," said Juncker.

A few weeks ago, Orban said that each EU country should be able to decide on its own whether it should or should not institute capital punishment. However, it is contrary to the fundamental agreements of the European Union. Hungary abandoned death penalty before 2004 when it joined the EU.

It should be recalled on the occupied territories of Ukrainian, the militants of so-called DPR and LPR introduced death penalty in August last year. "Crime bosses" do not hide the fact that the Criminal Code of the DPR they created is written off from the similar document of the Russian Federation where, in contrast to the Ukrainian law, the death penalty has not been abolished and remains in force until today.