A brief history of graft in Orbán’s Hungary

By |februar 19th, 2020|corruption, Hungary, News, Viktor Orbán|

Corruption is deeply embedded in Hungary, with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán shielded by a cluster of wealthy bosses with close personal and political ties to the leader, writes Szabolcs Panyi.

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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

EU should stop ‘subsidising undermining democracy,’ warns NGO boss

By |februar 3rd, 2020|Article 7, enlargement, EU budget, human rights, Human Rights Watch, Hungary, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Poland, trade, Turkey|

The EU should "stop subsidizing undermining democracy within the EU," Kenneth Roth,  Executive Director of Human Rights Watch told EURACTIV in an interview, arguing that the negotiations over the next 7-year budget will not just be about money but about fundamental rights.

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Top Hungarian lawyer accuses PM Orban of harming rule of law

By |januar 22nd, 2020|Article 7, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, rule of law, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary's top defence lawyer accused Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday (21 January) of undermining the rule of law through his refusal to accept two court decisions that require payouts of state funds.

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European Parliament calls on member states to act on Poland and Hungary

By |januar 16th, 2020|Article 7, Didier Reynders, Hungary, News, Poland, rule of law, Věra Jourová|

The EU must set out concrete demands and deadlines for Poland and Hungary over their rule of law and judicial independence situation, lawmakers in the European Parliament demanded in a Strasbourg debate on Article 7 on Wednesday (15 January). In...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za European Parliament calls on member states to act on Poland and Hungary

NGOs hail opinion urging EU court to annul Hungary’s restrictions on foreign financing

By |januar 14th, 2020|Article 7, civil society, European Court of Justice, Hungary, News|

Human rights watchdogs hailed on Tuesday (14 January) an opinion from the advocate general of the EU's top court which said restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing of civil organisations from abroad breach EU law.

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Hungary’s law on NGO foreign funding is unlawful, says EU court adviser

By |januar 14th, 2020|European Court of Justice, Hungary, News, NGO, rule of law|

Hungary's law that requires civil organisations to disclose their foreign donors is in breach of European Union rules that protect the bloc's fundamental rights, a legal adviser to the EU's top court said on Tuesday (14 January).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary’s law on NGO foreign funding is unlawful, says EU court adviser

Media say EU money to be taken from Budapest, government says ‘fake news’

By |januar 14th, 2020|Budapest, ESIF, Gergely Karácsony, Hungary, News|

Hungarian news website Népszava has published what it said were leaked documents that suggest the government’s proposal for spending EU money in 2021-27 would block all investment in Budapest, the country's capital run by the opposition since October. The government said it was 'fake news'.

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Turkey, Russia launch Turkish Stream pipeline carrying gas to Europe

By |januar 9th, 2020|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, gazprom, Hungary, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Turkish Stream, Vladimir Putin|

The presidents of Turkey and Russia on Wednesday (8 January) formally launched the Turkish Stream pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey, part of Moscow’s efforts to reduce shipments via Ukraine.

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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.

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