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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.
Budapest names streets at planned Chinese university after Uyghurs, Hong Kong
The liberal opposition mayor of Budapest announced on Wednesday he would rename streets in the Hungarian capital near a planned campus of a Chinese university to commemorate alleged human rights abuses by Beijing.
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.
EU again drops plans related to China’s Hong Kong measures
A source familiar with the matter said the conclusions related to Beijing’s tightening of control in Hong Kong had been removed from the agenda of a preparatory meeting on Wednesday.
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.
Let us into hospitals to show real COVID picture, says Hungary's media
A government decree bans journalists from reporting inside hospitals or interviewing health care professionals. Journalists say this risks "exacerbating the epidemic".
EU to Sanction Chinese Officials Over Human Rights Violations
The European Union is set to target China with sanctions for the first time since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, blacklisting four people and one entity over human rights abuses in Xinjiang, several diplomats said.
No money no honey: Pfizer cuts vaccine deliveries by as much as half to some EU countries
Pfizer has slashed in half the volume of COVID-19 vaccines it will deliver to some EU countries this week, government officials said on Thursday, as frustration over the U.S. drugmaker's unexpected cut in supplies grows.
Hungary says will not use Russian vaccine due to lack of capacity
Hungary will buy vaccines either through the European Union's procurement mechanism or directly from China because Russia does not have enough capacity to manufacture vaccines, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.
The West doesn’t know best
I’d always rather liked the Finns, until I came across the conductor Dalia Stasevska. When I asked my mother what they were like, back when I was five or six and enjoyed staring at a globe of the world, she described them as ‘drunken and...
Hungering Prime Minister Uses Crisis Powers for Detentions Under ‘Fake News’ Law
Hungarian authorities have started criminal probes against dozens of people for allegedly spreading fake news related to the pandemic, in a move that Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s opponents say is meant to silence them.
Coronavirus Hungary: Orban government muzzles journalists
Rights groups fear that emergency legislation enacted in Hungary to strengthen the power of Prime Minister Viktor Orban during the coronavirus pandemic will be used to muzzle journalists working for the few independent media organization...
Coronavirus outbreak eats into EU unity
The coronavirus crisis really brings into question what the EU is all about. Clearly not a United States of Europe, as eurosceptics have often claimed. Far from it.
EU Emperor's new clothes: EU fires warning shot at China in coronavirus battle of the narratives
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell worry about the ability of the EU to keep taxing EU citizens for giving them nothing but nice words against coronavirus, has called on the bloc to be ready for a ‘struggle for influ...
Soros gives $1bn to fund universities 'and stop drift towards authoritarianism'
Philanthropist unveils plan for global network of institutions at Davos and attacks Trump as ‘ultimate narcissist’
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