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#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Juncker has been calling for a stronger Europe on security and defence since his election campaign, saying in April 2014: “I believe that we need to take more seriously the provisions of the existing Treaty that allow those European countries who want to do this to progressively build up a common European defence. I […]

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#Hungary: PM Orban must sign agreement with CEU University in Budapest and stop obstructing academic freedom

#Hungary: PM Orban must sign agreement with CEU University in Budapest and stop obstructing academic freedom

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ahead of today’s (19 October) European Summit in Brussels, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe have called on EU leaders to put pressure on the EPP Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to stop him obstructing an agreement, which would allow the Central European University in Budapest to provide education also in the US, […]

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European Commission steps up infringement against #Hungary on NGO Law

European Commission steps up infringement against #Hungary on NGO Law

Today (4 October), the European Commission issued a reasoned opinion – the second step in the infringement procedure – to Hungary for its law on foreign-funded NGOs. The Commission’s reasoned opinion on the Hungarian NGO Law follows the letter of formal notice sent by the Commission on 14 July. The Commission had decided to start […]

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MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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Fundamental rights in #Hungary: MEPs call for triggering Article 7

Fundamental rights in #Hungary: MEPs call for triggering Article 7

The situation in Hungary justifies the triggering of the procedure which may result in sanctions for Hungary, MEPs say in a resolution adopted on Wednesday (17 May). MEPs see serious deterioration of rule of law and democracy Controversial laws must be suspended or withdrawn EU funds for Hungary under surveillance Wrapping up a previous plenary […]

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#Hungary: ‘Prime Minister Orbán to comply with EU laws and EPP values following meeting with EPP presidency’

#Hungary: ‘Prime Minister Orbán to comply with EU laws and EPP values following meeting with EPP presidency’

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán (pictured) was summoned to the presidency of the European People’s Party (EPP) this morning (29 April) to explain the latest developments related to the Hungarian Higher Education Act and the national consultation ‘Let’s stop Brussels’. Orbán’s increasingly autocratic approach and anti-European views reached tipping point when a law that […]

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MEPs grill Orbán and Timmermans on human rights in #Hungary

MEPs grill Orbán and Timmermans on human rights in #Hungary

GUE/NGL MEPs confronted Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, and European Commission Vice President, Frans Timmermans, over the restrictions on universities, the parliament, the media and NGOs during the European Parliament’s debate this afternoon (27 April). GUE/NGL President, Gabi Zimmer, addressed Orbán directly on human rights issues: “What do you mean when you talk about your […]

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