Slovenian PM calls for mandatory coronavirus app, against Commission advice

By |julij 8th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, coronavirus, coronavirus app, COVID-19 app, COVID19 app, EU, Europe, European Commission, Janez Janša, mandatory, News, Slovenia, Viktor Orbán|

Coronavirus contact tracing applications should be made mandatory as a means of helping the European Union transition out of the public health crisis and open up its borders, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša said on Wednesday (8 July).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Slovenian PM calls for mandatory coronavirus app, against Commission advice

Top Hungary news site says independence in ‘grave danger’

By |junij 22nd, 2020|authoritarian regime, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, press freedom, Viktor Orbán|

The editor of Hungary's most popular news website warned Sunday (21 June) that a planned overhaul would jeopardise its freedom to publish stories critical of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Top Hungary news site says independence in ‘grave danger’

We can’t fall for Viktor Orbán’s masquerade

By |junij 19th, 2020|Hungary, Hungary coronavirus law, illiberal democracy, News, Viktor Orbán|

We should not be fooled by the latest development in Hungary - ending one state of danger, while simultaneously declaring another - represents the actions of an increasingly autocratic state, writes Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za We can’t fall for Viktor Orbán’s masquerade

Hungary set to end disputed emergency virus powers

By |junij 16th, 2020|emergency laws, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary is set to revoke Tuesday (16 June) anti-coronavirus emergency powers that triggered international criticism amid fears of a power grab by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary set to end disputed emergency virus powers

Visegrad leaders call for ‘fair’ EU recovery fund

By |junij 12th, 2020|Andrej Babis, coronavirus economic response, Czech Republic, Hungary, Igor Matovič, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Poland, Slovakia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Four central European prime ministers called for a "fair" distribution of the EU's massive recovery fund on Thursday (11 June), at what has been dubbed the bloc's first major face-to-face political meeting since the coronavirus lockdown.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad leaders call for ‘fair’ EU recovery fund

Visegrad leaders hold first face-to-face talks of virus crisis

By |junij 11th, 2020|Andrej Babis, anti-immigration, asylum policy, coronavirus economic response, Czech Republic, EU summit, EUCO, Hungary, Igor Matovič, immigrant quotas, Mateusz Morawiecki, News, Poland, Slovakia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Masks and gloves will be the order of the day when the prime ministers of four ex-communist countries on Thursday (11 June) hold the first major face-to-face meeting of European leaders since the coronavirus crisis.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad leaders hold first face-to-face talks of virus crisis

Orbán urges end to EU sanctions on Belarus

By |junij 6th, 2020|Alexander Lukashenko, authoritarian regime, Belarus, coronavirus, EU sanctions, human rights, Hungary, News, Viktor Orbán|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán urged the European Union to drop sanctions against Belarus as he met the ex-Soviet state's strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on Friday (5 June).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orbán urges end to EU sanctions on Belarus

Ukraine is getting itself into US election troubles

By |maj 27th, 2020|Bulgaria, Donald Trump, Georgia, Hungary, Joseph Biden, Mikheïl Saakashvili, minority rights, News, Petro Poroshenko, Russia, Ukraine, US elections 2020, Viktor Orbán, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine is losing friends: among other mistakes, by playing internal politics, the country’s President has taken sides in the US elections, which may be disastrous for the country in the future, writes Pavlo Fedykovych.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine is getting itself into US election troubles

Hungary closes asylum-seeker camps after EU court ruling

By |maj 22nd, 2020|Fidesz, Hungary, News, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary said Thursday (21 May) it would close "transit zone" camps where hundreds of asylum seekers and migrants were held, following a ruling by EU's top court against their detention.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary closes asylum-seeker camps after EU court ruling

Orbán says prepared to hand back emergency powers at the end of May

By |maj 15th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Hungary, News, Viktor Orbán|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expects that his government will be able to give back to the national parliament at the end of May the sweeping powers enacted during the coronavirus crisis, state news agency MTI quoted him as saying during a visit to Serbia on Friday (15 May).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orbán says prepared to hand back emergency powers at the end of May