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Orban announced the decision in a letter to the chairman of the EPP, Manfred Weber, on Wednesday, making good on his threat to leave the grouping over changes to its rules.
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Public trust in the Chinese and Russian vaccines was far behind injections produced in the West and approved by the EU's medicines agency.
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The Rule of Law: what is it and why is it important?
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The EU calls for emergency powers to be eased along with lockdowns, amid concern at a spate of arrests in Hungary over social media posts.
'Simply fake': Hungary hits back over criticism of Orban's new powers
Hungary's foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, insists Orban's new powers will only be related to the 'pandemic situation'.
'There is definitely a clause' to scrap Orban's state of emergency
The Hungarian emergency law would enable Prime Minister Viktor Orban to rule by decree. This happens in other countries, but critics say the Hungarian emergency law has no clear limitation in time - therefore a risk for the rule of law.
Tusk urges expulsion of Orban's Fidesz from European People's Party
The request comes after Hungary voted through sweeping new powers for Viktor Orban to rule by decree amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hungarian Fidesz Party suspension upheld by EPP
The decision to uphold the suspension of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban's Fidesz Party from the EPP political group was made behind closed doors yesterday.
Fidesz should agree with EPP mainstream or be ejected, says Juncker
Europe's biggest political grouping, the European People's Party, is facing a reckoning over the membership of Hungary's ruling party Fidesz.
Hungarian opposition challenges Orban for Budapest mayorship
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The news marks a major U-turn for the Hungarian prime minister, who has long been at odds with the centre-right spitzenkandidat.
Hungary's Orban said he voluntarily agreed to Fidesz suspension
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he voluntarily agreed to pause Fidesz' party participation from the EPP.