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.

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Austria and V4 agree on everything but nuclear

By |januar 17th, 2020|Austria, News, nuclear energy, Peter Pellegrini, Sebastian Kurz, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad 4|

The leaders of the V4 group met on Thursday (16 January) in Prague’s renovated national museum to discuss migration, border security, competitiveness, enlargement and climate. The newly appointed Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, also in attendance, said he wanted to “fight”...

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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.

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

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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Orban says Hungary to increase its EU influence with the enlargement portfolio

By |november 22nd, 2019|EU enlargement, European Parliament, News, Oliver Varhelyi, Viktor Orbán, Von der Leyen Commission|

Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán hailed Friday (22 November) the confirmation of Budapest's nominee as a key EU commissioner as the country's "biggest diplomatic success" in a decade.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orban says Hungary to increase its EU influence with the enlargement portfolio