Did Hungary turn to the Russian Duma for support against Ukraine?

By |december 5th, 2019|Hungary, language rights, minority rights, Nato, NATO enlargement, News, Russia, Ukraine|

Hungary has a deep controversy with Hungary over minority rights. In this context, a heated controversy has unfolded over reports that Budapest asked the Duma, the lower chamber of Russia's parliament, for joint efforts to uphold minority rights in Ukr...

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Press watchdogs call for EU to act over Hungary media curbs

By |december 4th, 2019|Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, NGOs, press freedom|

Hungary has stifled its independent media and imposed a level of control over journalists that is unprecedented in an EU country, according to a joint report from six international press watchdogs that calls on EU leaders to take action.

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Behind-the-curtain of the EU’s 2050 climate plan, part II

By |december 2nd, 2019|Czech Republic, Frans Timmermans, Hungary, Jerzy Buzek, Just transition, Mateusz Morawiecki, Multiannual Financial Framework, News, nuclear power, Poland, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Orbán|

In October 2018, EURACTIV revealed how the European Commission was planning to propose an ambitious new climate plan for 2050. Now the EU is on the cusp of agreeing to implement it. Here is how the pieces line up ahead of crunch talks later in December.

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Hungarian media deny claims that Eurovision 2020 is “too gay”

By |november 28th, 2019|Eurovision Song Contest, homophobia, Hungary, LGBT, News|

Hungary will not take part in Eurovision 2020, the annual song contest that will take place in Rotterdam next year. Reports have emerged that the reason was the high number of LGBTQ+ participants, which goes going against the conservative views...

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MEPs shut out of Hungary Council hearing as rule of law situation worsens

By |november 22nd, 2019|Article 7, civil liberties commitee, EU Parliament, European Parliament, Finnish Presidency, Hungary, illiberal democracy, independence of judiciary, judicial reform, News, Viktor Orbán|

MEPs are reeling after being shut out of a Council hearing under the Article 7 procedure against Hungary for systemic breaches to the rule of law, as the situation in the country further deteriorates.

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Russia’s EU ambassador: The fall of the Berlin Wall was ‘a victory of common sense’

By |november 18th, 2019|Brexit, China, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, Eurasian Union, gas crisis, gazprom, Gordon Sondland, Greece, Hungary, impeachment, INF Treaty, MH17, Naftogaz, Nato, News, Normandy format, North Macedonia, nuclear arms, nuclear non-proliferation, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Petro Poroshenko, Russia, S-300, Turkey, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

In a wide-ranging interview, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov spoke about gas transit talks with Ukraine, NATO and EU enlargement, nuclear arms control, Russia’s sales of the S-400 anti-aircraft system, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Brexit.

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Hungary’s Commission pick passes enlargement test, deflects on Orban

By |november 14th, 2019|commissioner hearings, enlargement, Hungary, News, Oliver Varhelyi|

The Western Balkans must have a credible perspective of joining the European Union as it is in Europe's geopolitical interest, Hungary's Commissioner-designate for enlargement and neighbourhood told his European Parliament hearing on Wednesday (14 Nove...

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Hungary’s emergency infrastructure hardware built by Huawei

By |november 8th, 2019|5G, Huawei, Hungary, News|

Devices provided by the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei play a core role in the operation of Hungarian state infrastructure, including in the country's emergency services, an in-depth investigative report by Direkt36 shows. The US responded to t...

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Budapest declares climate emergency, teases carbon-neutrality

By |november 7th, 2019|climate emergency, Hungary, News, Viktor Orbán|

The new Green mayor of Budapest on Tuesday (5 November) added his city to the growing list of capitals to have declared climate emergencies. It is the first visible break with Viktor Orbán’s government, which still opposes an EU plan to go climate-neutral by 2050.

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Ukraine ready to stop the transit of Russian gas

By |november 5th, 2019|gazprom, Hungary, Maroš Šefčovič, Naftogaz, News, Nord Stream-2, Oleksiy Orzhel, trilateral gas talks, Turkish Stream, Ukraine|

Ukraine is ready to stop completely the transit of Russian gas through its territory unless there is a new gas transit contract with Moscow after the current one expires on 31 December, Ukraine's Energy Minister Oleksiy Orzhel announced on Monday (4 No...

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