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

Orbán to rule by decree with new powers to ‘silence critics’

By |marec 30th, 2020|decree, Fidesz, Hungary, misinformation, News, Věra Jourová, Viktor Orbán|

The Hungarian Parliament approved new emergency powers on Monday (30 March) that will allow the ruling Fidesz party the right to rule by decree, without a set time limit, in a move that prompted an outcry from human rights groups.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orbán to rule by decree with new powers to ‘silence critics’

Hungary’s state of emergency law is a ‘blank cheque’ to Orban, critics say

By |marec 23rd, 2020|coronavirus, Fidesz, Hungary, illiberal democracy, Jobbik, News, state of emergency, Viktor Orbán|

A draft Hungarian law allowing the government to rule by decree during the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic risks staying in place indefinitely, the opposition has warned.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary’s state of emergency law is a ‘blank cheque’ to Orban, critics say

EPP coup: Orbán sends angry memo to party leadership

By |februar 19th, 2020|EPP, European People's Party, Fidesz, Fidesz suspension, News, Viktor Orbán|

Viktor Orbán, Hungary's strongman and prime minister, called for an “internal debate on the future mission of the EPP" in a memorandum sent to the leadership of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), whose dominance has receded following the May European elections.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EPP coup: Orbán sends angry memo to party leadership

Hungary plans citizen survey against court compensations for Roma

By |februar 14th, 2020|Discrimination, Fidesz, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Racism, Roma, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary’s right-wing government plans next month to survey its citizens to determine whether the courts should stop financially compensating Roma for discrimination and prisoners for mistreatment. Critics say the government survey will pave the way for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary plans citizen survey against court compensations for Roma

Brexit redraws European Parliament battle lines

By |januar 28th, 2020|5-Star Movement, Brexit, Catalans, ECR, EPP, European Parliament, Fidesz, Greens, GUE/NGL, News, Renew Europe, S&D, Viktor Orbán, Von der Leyen Commission|

This Friday's (31 January) Brexit and the departure of Britain's MEPs will shake up the balance of power in the European Parliament and could complicate Brussels' reform agenda.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Brexit redraws European Parliament battle lines

Fidesz-PiS talks point towards potential exit from EPP

By |januar 8th, 2020|Donald Tusk, EPP, Fidesz, Hungary, Jarosław Kaczyński, Law and Justice, manfred weber, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Poland, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met with Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) in Warsaw on Tuesday (8 January) amid growing speculations about his Fidesz party leaving the EPP and looking for other political alternatives.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Fidesz-PiS talks point towards potential exit from EPP

In new capacity of EPP leader, Tusk vows to fight populism

By |november 21st, 2019|Andrej Plenković, anti-immigration, Croatian Presidency, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, EPP, EU enlargement, Fidesz, illiberal democracy, News, populism, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán|

Outgoing EU Council president Donald Tusk pledged Wednesday (20 November)  to fight political populism as he was elected leader of Europe's main conservative parties during their group meeting in Croatia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za In new capacity of EPP leader, Tusk vows to fight populism

Hungary’s opposition wins Budapest election, makes gains in other cities

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Fidesz, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary's opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday (13 October) when liberal challenger Gergely Karácsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition parties made gains in other major cities as well.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary’s opposition wins Budapest election, makes gains in other cities

Europe’s ambitious but uncertain future on show at Bratislava forum

By |junij 7th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Angela Merkel, Barnier, Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Bratislava, Brexit, EPP, EU, Fidesz, Future of Europe, George Ciamba, GLOBSEC, Globsec2019, Hashim Thaçi, Hungary, Kosovo, manfred weber, Maria João Rodrigues, Michel Barnier, Mikuláš Dzurinda, Montenegro, News, Peter Szijjarto, Romania, rule of law, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spitzenkandidaten, Timothy Garton Ash, Western Balkans|

As Globsec’s 2019 forum in Bratislava kicked off earlier this week, EURACTIV went along to listen to world leaders from politics, civil society and business on the Future of Europe. Here we present a summary of the main talking points in the field, across the first two days.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Europe’s ambitious but uncertain future on show at Bratislava forum