Tag: Hungary

#ALDE President Verhofstadt launches billboard truck against #Orbán and his Fidesz party

#ALDE President Verhofstadt launches billboard truck against #Orbán and his Fidesz party

| November 6, 2018

In response to the ongoing and unrelenting media campaign by Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán and his Fidesz party attacking EU values, while building a corrupted illiberal state, Guy Verhofstadt, the president of the ALDE group in the European Parliament, will today (6 November) launch a response in the form of a billboard truck which will […]

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#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

| October 8, 2018

As the debate on EU-wide health technology assessment (HTA) reaches Council level after a positive vote on the Commission’s proposals at the latest Strasbourg plenary, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host a conference on HTA’s implications for personalised medicine, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  The Brussels-based EAPM, and its […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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#Bulgaria pledges solidarity with #Hungary in rights standoff with EU

#Bulgaria pledges solidarity with #Hungary in rights standoff with EU

| September 21, 2018

Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union over its democratic record, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the countries of eastern Europe had to stand together in their dealings with Brussels, writes Tsvetelia Tsolova. The European Parliament, in an unprecedented vote last week, backed sanctions against Hungary, […]

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#Orbán authoritarian moves must be curbed

#Orbán authoritarian moves must be curbed

| September 17, 2018

The Council must take action against Hungary in response to policies of the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (pictured) that threaten citizens’ fundamental rights, MEPs argued at the European Parliament last week. Tomorrow’s vote on a resolution, if passed by a two third majority, will force the Council to examine violations of Article 2 […]

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#RuleOfLaw concerns in member states: How the EU can act

#RuleOfLaw concerns in member states: How the EU can act

| September 13, 2018

If the EU is concerned that countries such as Hungary and Poland are not respecting EU values, it has the possibility of triggering Article 7 of the Treaty of the EU. Rule of law is a key principle in democratic states. Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union mentions respect for the rule of law as […]

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European Parliament votes to defend rule of law in #Hungary in historic vote 

European Parliament votes to defend rule of law in #Hungary in historic vote 

| September 12, 2018

In an unprecedented move, MEPs have just voted in favour of starting procedures against the Hungarian government for breaching European values on the rule of law. The resolution by Greens/EFA rapporteur in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Judith Sargentini was supported by over two-thirds of MEPS. The Hungarian government has taken a series of […]

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