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

Sassoli shows his difference with von der Leyen over Hungary

By |april 1st, 2020|Authoritarianism, Dacian Cioloş, David Sassoli, EPP, European Parliament, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Renew Europe, S&D, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Orbán|

European Parliament President David Sassoli has asked the European Commission to assess whether the new laws introduced in Hungary under the disguise of coronavirus emergency comply with the most important text of EU treaties, he said late on Tuesday (...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Sassoli shows his difference with von der Leyen over Hungary

Von der Leyen warns against democratic backsliding without mentioning Hungary

By |marec 31st, 2020|authoritarian regime, coronavirus, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned on Tuesday (31 March) that coronavirus emergency measures by EU countries must be “limited”, after Hungary’s nationalist leader Viktor Orbán took on sweeping powers. “Democracy cannot work without free and independent media,”...

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Coronavirus to father EU’s ‘first dicatatorship’?

By |marec 27th, 2020|authoritarian regime, coronavirus, dictatorship, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, press freedom, Viktor Orbán|

A "dictatorship" at the heart of the EU? A draft law to grant anti-coronavirus emergency measures set for adoption by Budapest has alarmed observers who fear it will hand Prime Minister Viktor Orbán unlimited power.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Coronavirus to father EU’s ‘first dicatatorship’?

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

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

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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‘Soros orchestra’: The next chapter in Hungary’s Article 7 odyssey

By |december 11th, 2019|anti-Semitism, Article 7, EU Council Presidency, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Zoltán Kovács|

The General Affairs Council held a thematic hearing on Tuesday (10 December) on the ongoing Article 7 procedure against Hungary, tackling the alleged breaches of judicial independence, academic freedom and freedom of expression, particularly media free...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ‘Soros orchestra’: The next chapter in Hungary’s Article 7 odyssey

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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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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