Of funds and values: Conditionality in EU cohesion policy

By |december 13th, 2018|EU cohesion policy, EU funding, EU values, Hungary, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

As the EU's multi-annual budget is being negotiated, the amounts and efficiency of spending matter but also priorities and European values when disbursing programmes. Smarter conditionality is needed, triggering less political backlash, and, where needed, direct payment to beneficiaries, argue Benedek Jávor and Laszlo Andor.

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Macron warns Visegrad Four not to leave EU values behind

By |oktober 26th, 2018|Czech Republic, Emmanuel Macron, EU budget, EU values, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Poland, press freedom, refugee crisis, rule of law, Slovakia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday (26 October) warned eastern EU members not to fall out of step with the bloc's principles, singling out Hungary and Poland whose nationalist governments have clashed with Brussels.

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Empire strikes back: EU to combat eastern strongmen with funding threat

By |april 27th, 2018|Article 7, EU funds, EU values, Fidesz, Fundamental rights, George Soros, illiberal democracy, Jaroslav Kaczynski, News, PiS, populism, refugee crisis, rule of law, Viktor Orbán|

The European Union will deploy a new financial weapon next week to try to rein in what Brussels sees as illiberal nationalism rising in the east of the bloc and threatening its democratic foundations.

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