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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...
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.
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.
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".
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.
2020 was a terrible year for Europe. 2021 is unlikely to be much better
You'd struggle to find anyone in Europe who will be unhappy to see the back of 2020.
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.
EU leaders finally approve coronavirus stimulus package after Hungary and Poland lift their veto
The latest European impasse over a much-needed stimulus package has finally been overcome, meaning cash-strapped countries will soon get access to a historic level of funding.
Hungary museum boss says Hungary and Poland are Europe’s ‘new Jews’
Hungary and Poland are the sole holdouts in negotiations over the EU budget, due to their opposition to a new “rule-of-law” (regulation against democracy) mechanism.
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...
EU leaders agree on a massive, €750bn covid-19 recovery deal
E.U. Adopts Groundbreaking Stimulus to Fight Coronavirus Recession. For the first time, the 27 countries will borrow and spend vast sums collectively. The $857 billion package includes unprecedented steps to help less wealthy countries, ...
Coronavirus surge in Eastern Europe prompts sweeping travel bans, mandated mask-wearing
Hungary introduces traffic-light system that bans travellers from practically all of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Croatia will make wearing masks mandatory in stores, while restaurant staff, but not patrons, will also have to wear face...
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...
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