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Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
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Another EU member added to Brussels’ list of undesirables
As Slovenia’s disastrous presidency of the European Council draws to a close, MEPs are determined to start making life difficult for the Balkan state after a series of provocations from Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
The most striking pictures of Merkel's 16 years in power
As the world remembers her 16 years in office, these are some of the most striking pictures of Merkel's time in power.
Why a nationalists’ alliance in the EU parliament is necessary
The leaders of Europe’s nationalist parties met in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Saturday in an attempt to thrash out an agreement for greater co-operation.
Le Pen: The right takes step to build 'big European force'
European right-wing populist leaders declared Saturday they will cooperate more closely at the European Union's parliament in order to defend the sovereignty of their bloc's 27 member nations.
"Uncertain Winter" In Europe As Record Covid Cases Prompt Booster Expansion
Europe Covid outbreak: Many EU countries have already begun giving booster doses but are using different criteria to prioritise them and different intervals between the first shots and boosters.
Hungarian official: Government bought, used Pegasus spyware
A senior official in Hungary’s governing party acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that the government purchased a powerful spyware tool, which was allegedly used to target journalists, businesspeople and an opposition politician.
EU leaders lambast Poland over its challenge to union
The European Union is facing mounting pressure from its own lawmakers to withhold funds to Poland as an ongoing spat between Warsaw and Brussels intensifies.
Europe's energy crisis: EU 'too reliant on gas', says von der Leyen
The European Commission President said that a speedy transition to clean energy would make the EU less reliant on natural gas imports.
EU’s green energy policy must be based on economic & climate concerns, not political competition
Europe’s clean energy initiatives should be based on a rational long-term strategy, including both the needs of economic development and environmental protection, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told RT.
East European leaders urge EU nations to increase birth rate to prevent ‘extinction of Europe’, saying immigration not the answer
The leaders of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia signed a joint statement on Thursday calling on the EU to not use immigration in an attempt to address what they perceive as a demographic crisis in the bloc.
Hungary and Serbia will ‘rebuild’ Central Europe and ‘protect’ it from waves of immigration – Orban
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that Budapest and Belgrade have pledged to “rebuild Central Europe,” even stating that the two Balkan countries will “protect” the region against waves of migration from Afghanistan.
Hungary declares LGBT+ activists will be barred from schools as EU opens inquiry into law restricting promotion of homosexuality
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared on Thursday that his country would bar LGBT+ activists from schools under a new law restricting promotion of homosexuality, despite pressure from the EU to rescind the legislation.
Czech President calls transgender people 'disgusting'
Czech President Milos Zeman called transgender people "disgusting" in an interview on CNN affiliate CNN Prima News on Sunday, during a discussion of a controversial new law in Hungary.
Why Biden's Effort to Forge a United Front with EU Against China is a Rather Steep Challenge
Although the Biden administration is trying to reassure the EU about Washington's commitment to transatlantic values, mutual distrust and differences still persist, undermining the White House's idea of forming a united front against Chi...
European Union to investigate Hungary over anti-LGBT law
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says that the EU is assessing whether the legislation is in breach of European law.
Hungary's parliament passes anti-LGBT law ahead of 2022 election
Hungary's parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, amid strong criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties.
Europe divided on taking the knee during EURO 2020 football tournament
Some teams support kneeling, while others say the gesture has become "meaningless" in the fight to tackle racism.
Thousands protest in Hungary against planned Chinese university campus
Thousands of Hungarians, some of them holding banners declaring "treason," protested on Saturday against a Chinese university's plans to open a campus in Budapest.
Hungarian PM Orban’s trip to UK sparks protests from Labour & Liberal Democrats, ignites debate online
The visit of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban to the UK on Friday has led to protests from within the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats, as well as sparking debate online. The government has vowed to have “UK interests” in mind.
Analysis: European leaders seized more power during the pandemic. Few have 'exit plans' to hand it back
Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives across Europe due to Covid-19, and many more have suffered long-term ill health after contracting the disease. They're not the only casualties of the pandemic.
Hungary blocks EU joint condemnation of China’s crackdown on Hong Kong
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas lambasted Hungary for an "absolutely incomprehensible" decision to block an EU statement accusing Beijing of cracking down on democracy in Hong Kong.
Which countries are Europe's worst for journalistic freedom?
Monday marks World Press Freedom Day, so amid what RSF has called a ‘dramatic deterioration in access to information’, Euronews takes a look at the 10 worst countries in Europe for press freedom.
Hungary's Orban extends dominance through university reform
Hungary's parliament passed legislation on Tuesday setting up foundations to take over the running of universities and cultural institutions in a move critics say extends the ideological imprint of the ruling right-wing government.
Hungary eyes vaccinating over 40% of population by end of April, starts lifting coronavirus restrictions
Hungary expects to vaccinate more than 40% of its population by the end of the month, a top official has said. Budapest has already begun lifting Covid-19 restrictions after it met the 25%-vaccination goal.
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