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Politics 17-09-2018

Running the rule over Article 7

It is the strongest punitive measure the EU has against its member states: Article 7. Since disciplinary measures were triggered against Poland for the first time in late 2017, the punitive Article 7 procedure has gained in notoriety.
Global Europe 23-09-2015

Orbán: If Greece cannot defend its borders, let others do it

If the Greeks are not able to defend their own borders […], let the other countries of the European Union defend their borders,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Wednesday (23 September).
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Energy 25-02-2015

Šef?ovi? hopes to convince Orbán to disclose energy agreements

On Wednesday (February 25th) the European Commission launched its Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union. One of the key elements of the Energy Union is that member states’ energy deals with non-EU nations should be scrutinised on a mandatory basis by the European Commission before they are signed. Russia has always insisted that those deals are confidential.
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Digital 31-10-2014

EU welcomes Orban’s scrapping of Internet tax

The European Commission on Friday welcomed Hungary's decision of scrapping plans to impose a tax on Internet traffic.
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Digital 28-10-2014

Commission: Hungary’s internet tax is ‘a terrible idea’

The European Commission said on Tuesday that Hungary's plans of introducing a tax on internet transfers "is a terrible idea" that "curbs freedom and won't work".
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EU Priorities 2020 07-10-2014

Parliament rejects Hungary’s Navracsics as education and culture commissioner

The European Parliament's culture and education committee has rejected to endorse Hungary's Tibor Navracsics as the future Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship commissioner due to his record in a government accused of attacking civil rights. MEPs voted on Monday to accept Navracsics in another role within the new Juncker's commission.
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Digital 28-07-2014

Media freedom under threat in Hungary, Kroes says

EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes lashed out at the Hungarian government on Monday, accusing the center-right ruling party of “censoring” media freedom.
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27-05-2014

Orban: No automatic connection between the outcome of the election and the nomination

On his arrival at the European Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that there should not be an 'automatic connection between the outcome of the election and the nomination'.