Hungary to veto EU budget and recovery fund

Prime Minister Viktor Orban informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel in a message that the Hungarian government will veto the legislation related to the seven-year EU budget and the recovery fund, – Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday afternoon. “I … Continue reading Hungary to veto EU budget and recovery fund

Varga slams the “champions of transparency”

Hungary proposed at the General Affairs Council on Tuesday that the Council should discuss the European Commission’s rule of law report in public, but only Poland supported the idea. Justice Minister Judit Varga, who represented Hungary at the meeting, informed in a Facebook post about the remarks she made. According to Varga, the report should not serve as a basis for rule of law debates. … Continue reading Varga slams the “champions of transparency”

Opposition MEPs hold conference on ‘dismantling’ in Hungary

Hungarian opposition MEPs on Tuesday held a conference in Brussels dubbed “Critical Thinking Under Attack – 10 years dismantling Culture, Education, Science and Media in Hungary” with the aim to attract attention to “the effect that illiberalism has not only on the rule of law but also on society”. Continue reading “Opposition MEPs hold conference on ‘dismantling’ in Hungary”