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EU Parliament urges full-scale observation mission for Polish election
The European Parliament approved on Tuesday a resolution about the upcoming general election in Poland.
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In this edition of Brussels, My Love?, we discuss the recent French protests and ask if Europe is really doing all it can to promote integration and inclusion.
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Polish judicial reforms struck down & major Ukraine dam bursts
The EU's top court ruled that Warsaws changes to its judiciary were incompatible with European law.
Brussels launches action against Poland over 'Russian influence' law
Brussels worries the new law could be used to target opposition politicians in the run-up to Poland's general election later this year.
Poland's legal overhaul infringes on judicial independence, ECJ rules
The controversial reform has caused an intense and protracted dispute between the Polish government and the European Commission.
Duda offers changes to law on 'Russian influence' as criticism grows
The European Commission suspects the new Polish law could deprive individuals from their right to run for public office.
Hungary might fail to fulfil tasks of EU Council presidency, MEPs say
Hungary is scheduled to take over the rotating presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2024.
The Council of Europe has nothing to do with the EU. Here's what it is
The body, which counts 46 countries as members, is the oldest political organisation in Europe and was created three years before the European Coal and Steel Community.
Budapest says Brussels 'biased' and 'unfairly' withholding EU funds
Brussels is currently withholding nearly €28 billion in EU funds from Hungary and Budapest will not get the totality of the money until it implements 27 so-called "super milestones" negotiated with the Commission.
ECJ halves Poland's daily €1m fine over controversial judicial reforms
The EU institutions have been at odds with Warsaw about its justice reforms for years now, with the Commission warning they endanger the independence of the judiciary.
Colombia makes history by hosting court hearing in the metaverse
The South American country held its first metaverse court hearing for a lawsuit against the Ministry of Defence and National Police.
Rule of law issues in most EU countries remain unaddressed - Report
Poland and Hungary are once more flagged as the "worst offenders" with the new right-wing coalition governments in Italy and Sweden described as "fast learners".
EU states must join Brussels' case over Hungary's anti-LBGT law - NGOs
The European Commission says the Hungarian law violates internal market rules, the fundamental rights of individuals, and EU values.
Budapest ready to U-turn on university funding row with Brussels
The European Commission has threatened to cut funds from its education support programme Erasmus+.
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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What were the top stories in EU politics this week?
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.