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Hungary ready to sue EU over cuts to Erasmus funding
Gergely Gulyas, chief of staff to Prime Minister Viktor Orban, told reporters that the funding cut for the Erasmus programme is “unacceptable and unbearable.”
Some EU countries are 'very selfish' over energy crisis - Polish PM
In a wide-ranging interview with Euronews, Mateusz Morawiecki discussed the energy crisis, the Ukraine war, sanctions on Russia and the rule of law.
Hungary agrees deal and lifts veto on €18bn EU aid package for Ukraine
Budapest had vetoed two key EU files that required unanimity, which other capitals had likened to blackmail.
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Brussels stepped up its work to confiscate Russian-owned assets that have been frozen under EU sanctions and use them to finance the costly reconstruction of Ukraine.
Brussels backs €7.5 billion cut of EU funds to Hungary
The European Commission believes the reforms undertaken by Budapest so far to ensure EU money is not misused did not go far enough.
Brussels to decide if EU funds for Hungary should be blocked
The European Commission is considering freezing cohesion funds for Budapest after the Hungarian government implemented 17 measures to tackle corruption concerns. Brussels will make a decision based on Hungary’s efforts on November 30.
Brussels recommends billions in EU funds be withheld from Hungary
The European Commission's assessment is that Budapest has not delivered on its reforms to ensure EU funds are not misappropriated and it has decided to refer the matter to the Council.
Hungary optimistic EU will unblock funds despite rule of law concerns
Some have accused Hungary of blackmail by using its veto power over other important EU issues, including sanctions against Russia, a planned minimum global corporate tax, and the issuance of common debt to fund €18 billion of support for Ukraine.
EU democracy is under attack by mercenary spyware, claims new report
Illegal cases of spyware use have been detected in Poland, Hungary, Greece and Spain, raising concerns about privacy rights and press freedom.
Hungary PM Viktor Orbán has only just joined Twitter. Why now?
With Hungarians generally preferring Facebook, there is seemingly little domestic motivation for Orban to join the rival platform.
Hungary appears confident it can prevent €7.5 billion cut in EU funds
Hungary has committed to implementing 17 measures to strengthen oversight into how EU funds are spent in the country before mid-November.
Brussels calls for €7.5 billion EU funding cut from Hungary
The Commission stressed that this is the next step in its rule of law mechanism process.
'It's a joke', says Orbán after MEPs declare Hungary an 'autocracy'
"The only reason we don’t laugh at it is because we’re bored of it," the Hungarian Prime Minister said in reaction to the European Parliament's report.
Hungary is no longer a full democracy, MEPs say in new resolution
MEPs argue a lack of decisive EU action has led to a "breakdown in democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights" in Hungary.
Which weird and outdated laws can stop you having fun in Europe?
Across the continent, bizarre and outdated legislation still exists to spoil the party.
Brussels and Warsaw in new tussle over post-COVID recovery fund
The general secretary of Poland's ruling party said they were prepared to aim "all our cannons in our arsenal" on the Commission and if needed form a coalition to unseat Ursula von der Leyen as Commission President.
Brussels questions Polish judicial reforms to unlock EU recovery funds
The European Commission has said at least one necessary element was "missing" from Poland's judicial reforms.
Prague will be 'honest broker' on rule of law, says Commissioner
Commissioner Věra Jourová, said Prague will also focus on strengthening democracy across the bloc during its EU presidency and will be an "honest broker" with Poland and Hungary.
Von der Leyen defends controversial approval of Polish recovery plan
MEPs urged the Commission to withhold payments until all judicial reforms are carried out.
MEPs want confidence vote in VDL over COVID cash decision for Poland
Senior MEPs have criticised von der Leyen for approving Poland's recovery plan despite concerns over its rule of law provisions.