About: EU values

Von der Leyen: European values are not for sale

In her first State of the Union speech, delivered on Wednesday (16 September), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen positioned herself as a bulwark against the unravelling of EU values that is already underway in many of the member states.
Future EU 26-10-2018

Macron warns Visegrad Four not to leave EU values behind

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday (26 October) warned eastern EU members not to fall out of step with the bloc's principles, singling out Hungary and Poland whose nationalist governments have clashed with Brussels.
Future EU 27-04-2018

Empire strikes back: EU to combat eastern strongmen with funding threat

The European Union will deploy a new financial weapon next week to try to rein in what Brussels sees as illiberal nationalism rising in the east of the bloc and threatening its democratic foundations.
EU Priorities 2020 08-01-2014

EU leaders’ 2014 wishes: More values and less ‘stupidities’

Not all EU heads of state and government mentioned the European Union in their yearend messages, but a lot of them did. The EURACTIV network brings you an overview.
Central Europe 29-04-2013

Council of Europe turns up the heat on Hungary

Hungary is set to become the first EU country to be monitored by the Council of Europe, following recent changes to the country’s constitution. 
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