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The reported rape and murder of Bulgarian journalist Victoria Marinova raises concerns about threats to media freedom, but it also serves as a stark reminder that Bulgaria should prioritize efforts to combat violence against women, writes a Human Rights Watch researcher.
UK Tories' support for Orban: Orban is not Hungary, like the Conservative Party is not the UK | View
Any hopes that the new Foreign Secretary would tone down the rhetoric were quickly dispelled recently with Jeremy Hunt’s appalling and indefensible comparison of the EU to a ‘Soviet prison’- prompting Nigel Farage to remark that Hunt was now ‘talking his language.’
Many of Orbán’s allies in the centre-right European People’s party (EPP) deserted him. Those expressing their disgust also included fellow Scottish MEPs from the Scottish National Party and the Scottish Conservatives. But it didn’t include most of the Conservative MEPs from England.
A large majority of the European Parliament voted to trigger article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty. This majority included many of Fidesz’s colleagues in the EPP (traditionally a very pro-EU grouping) whose affiliation to the EPP is being seriously tested by Fidesz’s membership, writes London's Green MEP.
These are turbulent times and the way the UK has conducted Brexit talks is threatening our future relationship with the EU. We can’t afford to alienate ourselves even more by offering Orban political support in exchange for his.
It is clear that at the highest levels of the Cabinet, Conservative politicians are worried about criticising Hungary in any way, because they want to secure favourable treatment in the Brexit negotiations, writes British Labour MEP Theresa Griffin.
A thank you letter from a far right leader for showing solidarity is not something I would be proud for my party to be associated with. It's astonishing the level The Tories are prepared to stoop to in order to get support for their failed Brexit plan.