Tag: Hungary

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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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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#Gruevski – Hungary offers asylum to convicted former-FYROM prime minister

#Gruevski – Hungary offers asylum to convicted former-FYROM prime minister

| November 21, 2018

Leading S&D MEPs are deeply concerned by the news that the Hungarian government has granted asylum to the former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski (pictured). Gruevski, who left power in 2016 following widespread protests, fled to Hungary after being sentenced to prison in Skopje on corruption charges. In a joint statement, S&D Group vice-president Tanja […]

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