Czech PM must stay out of EU budget talks, say MEPs

By |maj 8th, 2020|Agrofert, Andrej Babis, EPP, EU budget 2021-2027, EU funds, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Renew Europe|

MEPs in charge of controlling EU spending on Thursday (7 May) said Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš should stay out of negotiations towards the bloc's future budget until a probe into a possible conflict of interest was resolved.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech PM must stay out of EU budget talks, say MEPs

Croatia’s ruling conservatives target summer election

By |maj 6th, 2020|Andrej Plenković, coronavirus, Croatia, Croatia elections, EPP, HDZ, News|

Croatia's conservative ruling party will seek a parliamentary election during the summer depending on the evolution of the coronavirus outbreak, one of its top officials said on Tuesday (5 May).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Croatia’s ruling conservatives target summer election

Austria’s Kurz pledges less tax for workers, more for multinationals

By |april 27th, 2020|Austria, coronavirus, coronavirus economic response, EPP, News, Sebastian Kurz|

Austria, now easing its coronavirus lockdown, will ensure key workers pay less tax while multinationals should pay more as it seeks to accelerate the revival of its economy, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said in a televised address on Monday (27 April).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Austria’s Kurz pledges less tax for workers, more for multinationals

EPP cite controversial PEPP-PT as example for single European COVID-19 app

By |april 21st, 2020|#DP3T, Axel Voss, centralised, coronavirus, COVID-19, data, data protection, decentralised, EPP, Hering Schuppener, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, News, Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing, Patrick Breyer, PEPP-PT, Privacy, Renew Europe, S&D, Sophie in’t Veld|

The controversial Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) project provides a good example of how an EU COVID-19 mobile app should function, the European Parliament's largest political group said on Tuesday (21 April), drawing critic...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EPP cite controversial PEPP-PT as example for single European COVID-19 app

Slovenian media fear fallout from government virus campaign

By |april 19th, 2020|EPP, Janez Janša, News, press freedom, Slovenia, Victor Orban|

The new government of Slovenia's conservative Prime Minister Janez Janša has so far kept the coronavirus under control -- but critics fear he will exploit the crisis to bring to heel the media he brands "presstitution".

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Slovenian media fear fallout from government virus campaign

Romanian EPP avoids Orban expulsion letter fearing border backlash

By |april 14th, 2020|coronavirus, EPP, News, Viktor Orbán|

Romania’s National Liberal Party (PNL) has not joined a call of 13 centre-right leaders to expel Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party from the European People’s Party (EPP) fearing a backlash at the Romanian-Hungarian border, EURACTIV.com has learnt.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romanian EPP avoids Orban expulsion letter fearing border backlash

Orbán has ‘no time’ for EU allies’ criticism

By |april 3rd, 2020|Donald Tusk, EPP, Hungary, News, Ursula von der Leyen, Victor Orban|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Friday (3 April) he has "no time" for scathing criticism by EU allies of sweeping powers he took on this week to tackle the coronavirus threat.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orbán has ‘no time’ for EU allies’ criticism

Tweets of the Week: Hungary, EU Aid, D.I.Y. Art

By |april 3rd, 2020|coronavirus, Donald Tusk, EPP, EPP Group, News, SURE, Tweets of the week, Viktor Orbán|

Orban’s audacity is right off the chart; an EU support scheme will everyone take part?; and a bored lockdown world makes its own art.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Tweets of the Week: Hungary, EU Aid, D.I.Y. Art

Von der Leyen ‘concerned’ over Hungary virus emergency law

By |april 3rd, 2020|EPP, Hungary, News, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Orbán|

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen expressed "particular" concern on Thursday (2 April) over a coronavirus emergency law in Hungary that has given nationalist premier Viktor Orbán sweeping powers.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Von der Leyen ‘concerned’ over Hungary virus emergency law

Orbán seeks EPP backing for his absolute powers

By |april 2nd, 2020|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Authoritarianism, Donald Tusk, EPP, Fidesz, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Victor Orban|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is seeking conservative support to remain within Europe's main centre-right political bloc despite concerns over his adoption of emergency powers to rule by decree.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orbán seeks EPP backing for his absolute powers