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’

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

Janez Jansa, admirer of Viktor Orban, to be nominated PM of Slovenia

By |februar 26th, 2020|anti-immigration, EPP, Janez Janša, News, Slovenia, Viktor Orbán|

The centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), led by former prime minister Janez  Janša, late on Tuesday (25 February) agreed on a future government coalition with three other parties, the four parties said.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Janez Jansa, admirer of Viktor Orban, to be nominated PM of Slovenia

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

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

Palestinian leader warns UN on Trump’s ‘Swiss cheese’ peace

By |februar 12th, 2020|Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Ehud Olmert, Israel, Mahmud Abbas, Middle East peace process, News, Palestinians, two-state solution, United Nations, Viktor Orbán|

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday (11 February) urged the UN Security Council to reject President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, saying it would splinter Palestinian lands and never bring lasting peace.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Palestinian leader warns UN on Trump’s ‘Swiss cheese’ peace

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

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Top Hungarian lawyer accuses PM Orban of harming rule of law