Factcheck: Did EU gas liberalisation rules put Bulgaria’s national security at risk?

By |december 20th, 2018|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Competition policy, corruption, EU infringements, factcheck, gas market, mafia, Margrethe Vestager, monopolies, News, Temenujka Petkova, Third energy package, Tomislav Donchev|

Bulgarian minister Temenuzhka Petkova has said her country preferred paying a multi-million euro fine rather than follow a Commission injunction. Such a reform, in her words, would have threatened the country's national security. EURACTIV checked the f...

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Commission starts procedure against Poland over Supreme Court overhaul

By |julij 2nd, 2018|Article 7, EU infringements, Konrad Szymanski, News, PiS, Poland, Rule of Law Mechanism|

The European Commission formally notified Poland on Monday (July 2) that it had initiated infringement proceedings against the country because of the controversial Supreme Court Act, but gave the Polish authorities one month to answer.

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Mayors request drastic legislation to cut car emissions

By |november 7th, 2017|Air Pollution, Air Quality Directive, Bulgaria, diesel cars, electric vehicles, EU infringements, mayors, News|

The mayors of nine EU capitals have asked the European institutions to adopt tougher mandatory legislation to minimise air pollution by cars, including a new Euro 7 ‘technologically neutral’ standard for vehicles, and that all vehicle sales be ‘zero emissions’ in the coming two decades.

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Orban says Brussels bureaucrats under Soros influence

By |oktober 6th, 2017|Emmanuel Macron, EU infringements, George Soros, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, NGOs, Poland, posted workers, refugee crisis, Schengen, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary will defend its tough new laws on non-governmental groups all the way to the European Court as the EU legal action against it was barely worth discussing, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday (6 October).

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European Commission steps up infringement procedures against Hungary

By |julij 13th, 2017|Article 7, Central European University (CEU), EU infringements, George Soros, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, NGOs, Viktor Orbán|

The Commission opened an infringement procedure against Hungary on Thursday (13 July) for its new law on foreign-funded NGOs, and went a step further in another infringement it had launched in April over the Higher Education Law, that seeks to close th...

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Commission takes Poland to court to stop logging in Białowieża

By |julij 13th, 2017|Bialowieza forest, EU infringements, logging, News, Poland, world heritage sites|

The European Commission has told Poland to stop large-scale logging in one of Europe's last primaeval forests and has sought a court order to make the country "suspend the works immediately".

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Sanctioning Poland over refugees would be wrong

By |junij 29th, 2017|Asylum seekers, Civic Platform, EU infringements, Law and Justice Party, News, Poland, Refugees, Syria|

The European Commission is threatening Poland with financial penalties for refusing to take in refugees. But that approach misses the bigger picture, writes Bartosz Brzeziński.

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EU and Italy remain at odds over airport charges dispute

By |maj 25th, 2017|airport charges, EU infringements, Italy, News|

The European Commission remains unsatisfied with Italy’s responses to questions about the independence of the country’s civil aviation authority (ENAC) and charges levied at the country's largest airports. EURACTIV’s partner Milano Finanza reports.

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Commission ups pressure over Hungary’s anti-migrant policies

By |maj 17th, 2017|EU infringements, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán|

The European Commission officially opened another infringement procedure against Hungary on Wednesday (17 May) over the latest amendments to its asylum law, which open the door to various types of abuses of asylum seekers.

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Commission to consider minor penalties against ‘illiberal’ Hungary

By |april 12th, 2017|EU infringements, Fidesz, Frans Timmermans, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, rule of law, Rule of Law Mechanism, Viktor Orbán|

The European Commission said today (12 April) it will decide by the end of the month on the possibility of launching infringement procedures against Hungary, stopping short of mentioning heavier punishments.

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