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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 MEPs see serious deterioration of rule of law and democracy Controversial laws must be suspended or withdrawn EU funds for Hungary under surveillance Wrapping up a previous plenary […]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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#IStandWithCEU: Viktor Orbán to speak in European Parliament debate on fundamental rights in Hungary

#IStandWithCEU: Viktor Orbán to speak in European Parliament debate on fundamental rights in Hungary

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán will address the European Parliament today (26 April) on the fundamental rights situation in Hungary. Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans will also speak on this matter. One of the issues that will be high on the agenda is the targeting of the Hungarian Central European University (CEU). The Rector […]

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#Hungary: Widespread outrage at Orbán’s latest assault on liberal values #IStandWithCEU #aCEUvalvagyok

#Hungary: Widespread outrage at Orbán’s latest assault on liberal values #IStandWithCEU #aCEUvalvagyok

Today (4 April) the Hungarian parliament will vote on legislation aimed at closing one of its most prestigious universities, the Central European University (CEU). The urgent procedure used meant that debate or discussion was not allowed, despite large demonstrations against the measures over the weekend. This is how an ‘illiberal democracy’ works and why Orbán […]

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#Hungary: After cracking down on the media, Orbán focuses on controlling academia

#Hungary: After cracking down on the media, Orbán focuses on controlling academia

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán’s much-vaunted support for ‘illiberal democracy’ is well known. Hungary only has the last vestiges of an independent and plural media, businesses must curry favor with Orbán if they want to do business, he has packed the constitutional court and now he is turning his sights on academia. All of […]

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#StateAid: Commission clears investment in construction of Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary

#StateAid: Commission clears investment in construction of Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary

The European Commission has concluded that Hungary’s financial support for the construction of two new nuclear reactors in Paks (Paks II) involves state aid. It has approved this support under EU state aid rules on the basis of commitments made by Hungary to limit distortions of competition. Margrethe Vestager, commissioner in charge of competition, said: “Hungary […]

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