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Hungary’s Orban says EU summit should not discuss oil embargo
Hungary is not in a position to agree to the proposed EU sanctions until all outstanding issues resolved, Prime Minister Viktor Orban says in a letter to Charles Michel.
EU's Russia oil ban in jeopardy as Hungary rejects sanction as 'atomic bomb' for economy
Viktor Orban could veto the bloc's planned oil embargo unless the EU comes back with proposals which recognise Hungary's difficulties, which include an energy infrastructure pointing almost squarely towards Moscow.
Russian TV says nuclear strike 'more probable' than losing in Ukraine
Margarita Simonyan, editor of state broadcaster RT and one of the Kremlin's highest-profile mouthpieces, declared on TV last night that the idea of Putin pressing the red button is 'more probable' than the idea that he will allow Russia ...
Hungary election: Nationalist PM Viktor Orban claims victory
Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban has declared victory in general elections after partial results gave his Fidesz party a big lead - and called Ukraine's President Zelensky an "opponent" in his victory speech.
How Zelensky changed the West's response to Russia
Five days into Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his courageous nation have already done more to transform the West's policy toward Russia than 30 years of post-Cold War summits, policy reset...
In "Devastating" Move, US Weighs Sanctions On Russia's Central Bank As Germany Backs "Targeted" Removal Of Russia From SWIFT
Following a full-court press by western nations, the handful of European holdouts - those most reliant on Russian energy supplies and continued Russian capital flows, such as Germany, Hungary, Italy and Cyprus - who have been adverse to ...
EU top court paves way to cut billions to Poland and Hungary
The European Union's top court on Wednesday cleared the way to cut billions of euros of funds to Poland and Hungary, whose populist rulers the bloc accuses of violating democratic rights.
French President Kept At Distance From Putin After Refusing Covid Test
The table drew much ridicule online, and raised more eyebrows when Putin sat at a tiny table with the Kazakh president, a close ally, three days later.
Ukraine tensions: US trying to draw Russia into war says Putin
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to draw his country into a war in Ukraine.
Pegasus scandal: In Hungary, journalists sue state over spyware
The governments of Hungary and Poland are the only EU member states to have used the Pegasus software to spy on their critics. Now, Hungarian journalists who were targeted have filed the first lawsuits against the state.
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’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 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.
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.
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