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Slovakia receives 200,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine
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EU migration chief welcomes Frontex suspension of operations in Hungary
EU migration chief welcomes the decision of Frontex to suspend operations in Hungary
Hungary bought Russia's COVID-19 vaccine 'because EU was too slow'
Hungary's foreign minister has been defending Budapest's move to buy two million doses of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine
Hungary asylum policies 'failed' to fulfill EU obligations, ECJ rules
The EU top court said Budapest made it virtually impossible for people to make an asylum claim.
European Parliament overwhelmingly passes €1.8 trillion EU budget
The budget had been in jeopardy after both Poland and Hungary threatened to veto it over attempts to tie the release of EU funds to adherence to core EU values.
Hungarian parliament adopts package of anti-LGBT laws
Hungarian parliament adopts anti-LGBT laws including de facto ban on adoption by same-sex couples
The rule of law deal that saved Angela Merkel’s legacy ǀ View
In spite of her longstanding support for Viktor Orbán, German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have preserved her legacy after Poland and Hungary ended their blockade of the EU's historic budget.
EU agrees €1.8 tr budget - but what brought Hungary & Poland onboard?
The €1.8 trillion package includes the EU's seven-year budget (€1.1 tr) and the €750 billion COVID-19 recovery fund.
Hungarian MP berates former Fidesz MEP using drainpipe in parliament
Opposition member Zoltán Varga brandished a length of drainpipe at Fidesz during a parliamentary session on Monday, mocking former MEP József Szájer who had tried to escape from police last week when they raided a sex party in Brussels.
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Europe's week: UK's vaccine boost and an illegal sex party
A look back at the key stories from the centre of the EU in Brussels.
What does the MEP sex scandal tell us about Viktor Orban's Hungary?
József Szájer, the most senior figure of Hungary's governing Fidesz party in Brussels, was caught by police attending what has been reported as a gay sex party in an apartment above a café in the Belgian capital on Friday evening.
Hungary needs the power of love, not Viktor Orbán’s love for power ǀ View
Rather than concentrating on tackling the rising surge of coronavirus cases, Hungary's government is preoccupied with stripping away the rights of its citizens, starting with the LGBTI community.
ECJ should reject Hungary's bid to dismiss Article 7 vote: Top advisor
The bloc's Advocate General, Michal Bobek, said on Thursday that the ECJ should dismiss "as unfounded" Hungary's bid to discredit the EU Parliament's vote that called on the bloc to trigger disciplinary proceedings against Budapest.
Hungarian MEP facing expulsion from EPP group over Gestapo comments
Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutch compared EPP head Manfred Weber to the Gestapo amid an ongoing dispute between Hungary and the EU over the bloc's budget.
MEPs accuse Budapest of hypocrisy over Brussels sex party scandal
It comes after Fidesz MEP József Szájer was reportedly caught at a lockdown sex party in Brussels.
Europe’s overreach with the Recovery Fund may spell the end of the euro ǀ View
Between governance mechanisms, assessment criteria, anti-corruption provisions, and basic rule of law principles, the fight to get the EU's Recovery Fund over the line is shaping up to be only half the battle.
COVID-19 recovery fund veto 'could cause employment tragedy in Europe'
Hungary and Poland's veto of the bloc's pandemic recovery fund could cause unemployment levels to explode, it's been claimed.
Orbán responsible for corruption in Hungary, says former Belgian PM
Top MEP and former Belgian Prime Minister, Guy Verhofstadt, told Euronews that the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, must take responsibility for Hungary's position at the top of the EU's anti-fraud agency's corruption list.
Coronavirus: Hungary to test Russian COVID-19 vaccine
Hungary’s foreign minister said the country is moving forward with testing on a Russian coronavirus vaccine.
Do Hungarians approve of Budapest's veto of the EU's budget?
Hungary this week vetoed the EU's €1.8 trillion budget and coronavirus recovery package. What do Hungarians make of the move?
EU leaders struggle to break budget deadlock amid Poland, Hungary veto
As EU leaders met for a virtual summit, sources said that the videoconference was not the place to discuss such a complicated issue.
'We won't give up': Weber defiant over veto of EU's €1.8tr budget deal
Influential MEP Manfred Weber says the European Parliament will not back down over linking EU cash to respect for rule of law.
Morawiecki and Orbán step up attacks on EU over rule of law debate
The Polish and Hungarian leaders have been joined by Slovenia in rejecting the EU's plan to link funds to respect for the rule of law.
Will the €4bn Belgrade-Budapest rail upgrade be a benefit or burden?
Without effective rail connections from Belgrade to Greece, “this railway will go from nowhere to nowhere,” says Laszlo Varju, an MP for the centre-left Democratic Coalition party.
No recovery fund without rule of law conditions, says Manfred Weber
MEPs have urged European leaders to link future EU payouts to respect for rule of law in member states.
EU court rules against Hungary's Viktor Orban over Soros university
Hungary's far-right leader was widely viewed to have passed the law as his latest political attack against Hungarian-American investor George Soros.
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Europe's week: A row over rule of law and fears over cultural sector
In this edition we look at how relations between Brussels and Budapest soured over democratic values, and also at how the cultural sector can be revived post-pandemic.