Tag: Hungary

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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#Hungary: Social Democrats urge the European Peoples’ Party to back triggering of Rule of Law mechanism

#Hungary: Social Democrats urge the European Peoples’ Party to back triggering of Rule of Law mechanism

| September 11, 2018

S&D Group President Udo Bullmann (pictured) has urged the EPP Group, led by his counterpart Manfred Weber, to finally stand up for European values and vote to initiate Article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty against the Hungarian government tomorrow (12 September). The vote comes after a sustained and systemic attack from Viktor Orbán’s government […]

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Packaging value chain coalition of 68 industry associations launches joint recommendations ahead of negotiations on #SingleUsePlastics proposal

Packaging value chain coalition of 68 industry associations launches joint recommendations ahead of negotiations on #SingleUsePlastics proposal

| August 23, 2018

EUROPEN and 67 other European and national associations1  representing a wide range of packaging materials and sectors across the packaging value chain, have announced joint recommendations2 on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, i.e. the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUP). The 68 organizations […]

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