Tag: Hungary

#Hungary – Orbán’s latest attack on academic freedom will not be tolerated says S&D’s Udo Bullmann

#Hungary – Orbán’s latest attack on academic freedom will not be tolerated says S&D’s Udo Bullmann

| June 4, 2019

Following the latest reports that the Hungarian government has submitted draft legislation to Parliament that would put the Hungarian Academy of Science and its network of institutions under direct government control, S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann stated: “We strongly condemn Viktor Orbán’s latest attack against academic freedom in Hungary. Only one week after the European […]

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Fresh evidence of #Hungary vote-rigging raises concerns of ‘fraud’ in upcoming European elections, #openDemocracy and #UnhackDemocracyEurope research reveals

Fresh evidence of #Hungary vote-rigging raises concerns of ‘fraud’ in upcoming European elections, #openDemocracy and #UnhackDemocracyEurope research reveals

| May 18, 2019

Fresh evidence of major malpractice in the Hungarian elections last year has been uncovered by a new investigation by Unhack Democracy Europe and openDemocracy – and raises “serious” concerns about the integrity of next week’s European parliamentary elections. A new report reveals new evidence that hundreds of voters were bussed in from Ukraine to support the […]

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Market opportunities emerge as Central and Eastern Europe race to catch up with #EUEnergyTransition, finds new report

Market opportunities emerge as Central and Eastern Europe race to catch up with #EUEnergyTransition, finds new report

| March 29, 2019

The necessary transition towards low-carbon energy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) opens up new investment opportunities in energy-saving design and technology in the region, a new report has found. As the European Union develops its long-term strategy for achieving a low-carbon economy, a study by the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) highlights the business […]

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#CohesionPolicy upgrades road networks and wastewater systems in #Hungary

#CohesionPolicy upgrades road networks and wastewater systems in #Hungary

| March 6, 2019

The Cohesion Fund is investing €218.5 million in two projects in Hungary. €203.5m will finance the construction of a section of the M8 expressway in the country, which will contribute to better connecting Hungary and Graz, in Austria. €15m will help improve the wastewater collection systems in Budapest and the city of Budaors. Regional Policy […]

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#Hungary ruling party doesn’t belong in Europe’s centre-right: #Juncker

#Hungary ruling party doesn’t belong in Europe’s centre-right: #Juncker

| February 20, 2019

The party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban should leave the mainstream European center-right grouping, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, comparing Orban to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, writes Thomas Escritt. The unusually sharp comments, made at a public meeting in Stuttgart, Germany, came after the Hungarian government unveiled a new poster campaign […]

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#Hungary ‘is not Orbán’s personal fiefdom’

#Hungary ‘is not Orbán’s personal fiefdom’

| December 18, 2018

Major protests are still ongoing in Hungary against the crackdown on civil liberties and the erosion of the rule of law by the governing authorities. People first took to the street last week after the adoption of the so-called ‘slavery law’ that allows employers to issue 400 hours of overtime to employees per year that […]

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Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey among key opinions adopted by #VeniceCommission

Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey among key opinions adopted by #VeniceCommission

| December 17, 2018

The final plenary session of the year for the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission included several high profile opinions, including for Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey.  The Venice Commission legal experts find that the power of the prime minister in Malta widely overshadows that of other government bodies, including the president, parliament, cabinet of ministers, […]

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