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

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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In new capacity of EPP leader, Tusk vows to fight populism

By |november 21st, 2019|Andrej Plenković, anti-immigration, Croatian Presidency, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, EPP, EU enlargement, Fidesz, illiberal democracy, News, populism, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán|

Outgoing EU Council president Donald Tusk pledged Wednesday (20 November)  to fight political populism as he was elected leader of Europe's main conservative parties during their group meeting in Croatia.

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British MEP: Orban is not an extremist, would be ‘interesting’ to have him in ECR

By |november 12th, 2019|ECR, EU-Ukraine, EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, EU-Ukraine summit, Geoffrey Van Orden, News, Ukraine Civil War, Ukraine conflict, Viktor Orbán|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has done nothing really outrageous except to challenge the “EU orthodoxy” in some areas, and has been unfairly labelled as an extremist, the leader of British conservatives in the European Parliament, told EURACTIV.

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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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Budapest declares climate emergency, teases carbon-neutrality

Germany decries Iran’s move to speed up nuclear work, urges return to accord

By |november 5th, 2019|Germany, Heiko Maas, Hungary, Iran nuclear deal, Nato, News, Peter Szijjarto, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syrian war, Viktor Orbán|

Iran's announcement that it has developed advanced machines to speed up uranium enrichment jeopardises a 2015 accord with world powers, Germany's foreign minister said on Monday (4 November), urging Tehran to return to the pact.

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Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland ‘breached EU law’ by refusing refugees

By |november 1st, 2019|anti-immigration, Czech Republic, ECJ, European Court of Justice, Hungary, News, Poland, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán|

The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday (31 October).

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Hungary’s Orban defends Russia cooperation at Putin visit

By |oktober 31st, 2019|News, Viktor Orbán, Vladimir Putin|

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday (30 October) defended his cooperation with Russia after trade and energy talks with President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of meetings with Moscow's closest ally in the EU.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary’s Orban defends Russia cooperation at Putin visit

Hungary blocks NATO statement on Ukraine over minority rights row

By |oktober 30th, 2019|Hungary, Nato, News, Peter Szijjarto, Ukraine, Viktor Orbán, Vladimir Putin|

Hours before a Russian state visit to Budapest on Wednesday (30 October), Hungary vetoed a joint NATO statement about Ukraine because it did not mention the “deprivation of rights” of the Hungarian minority in the neighbouring country's Transcarpathia region.

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