The dismissal of the editor-in-chief of the Hungarian news website Index.hu has increased concern that Prime Minister Viktor Orban's nationalist government is intensifying efforts to muzzle critical voices.
Leaders are under pressure to find a compromise over the $2.1 trillion budget proposal, which includes an $825-billion new recovery instrument to help relaunch the European economy after the pandemic.
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Botched responses from governments have ranged from denial to disinformation while exacerbating a global leadership vacuum.
The chairman says the idea of the West is ‘contested both from within and from without’.
Campaigners fear the new legislation will be used to strip funds from productions that do not sit well with the ruling Fidesz party.
Turkish President Erdogan said that Turkey will continue hosting the four million refugees currently residing in the country regardless of the EU's help, but will open the doors to Europe if it can no longer handle the issue alone.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has moved to tighten his grip on educational establishments as he attempts to combat proponents of so-called liberalism.
Critics say Hungary’s suspension of controversial administrative courts could be characterised as an attempt to avoid criticism and remain in the EU’s largest centre-right bloc, though it does little to address rule of law concerns.
With most votes counted across the continent of a half billion people, Mateo Salvini's hardline League party emerged as the largest in Italy, while Marine Le Pen inflicted a painful defeat on pro-European French President Emmanuel Macron.
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