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Winners of the environment programme


22.10.2020 – Presented by the EU’s LIFE programme for environment and climate action, the awards honoured winners in three different categories from Slovenia (Nature), Portugal (Environment), and Hungary (Climate Action). A special award recognising successful adaptation to COVID-19 went to an Italian project for its work in the time of coronavirus crisis. The LIFE Awards [...]

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European Commission responds to Hungarian government campaign

Orban campaign

28.2.2019 – Following the College meeting, the Commissioners have decided to issue today a response following the launch by the Hungarian government of a campaign – complete with billboards, full-page newspaper advertisements and a letter from the Prime Minister addressed to all Hungarian citizens – entitled “You too have the right to know what Brussels [...]

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Commission legal action on Hungary


25.4. 2017The European Commission today followed up on its 12 April discussion on legal and fundamental values issues related to Hungary by taking action on two fronts: First, on the basis of an in-depth legal assessment of the Hungarian Higher Education Law of 4 April, the European Commission concluded that the law is not compatible [...]

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Commission’s worry over migrants in Hungary

consilium boAT 2017

At the initiative of President Jean-Claude Juncker, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans led a debate on 12 april 2017 in the College of Commissioners on recent developments in Hungary which have widely raised concerns about compatibility with EU law and the common values on which the Union is based. The College discussed the Hungarian Higher Education [...]

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New wave of migrants

migrantje 16 oktober

Slovenia is during the night on 16 to 17 October, expecting a new wave of migrants. Hungary has closed the border with Croatia, so they are diverted towards Slovenia. Rail traffic between Croatia and Slovenia is suspended until further notice. Slovenia has identified several entry points, where they will accept refugees. The broad sum of  [...]

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Interreg programme worth €18.6 million for Slovenia and Hungary


The European Commission adopted, on 21 October, a cross border cooperation programme for Slovenia and Hungary. The total value of the programme is €18.6 million, with 14.8 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund.Investments will aim to preserve and promote the natural and cultural heritage of the programme area covering two Slovene and two [...]

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Washington introduces Russia-style sanctions against Hungarian officials

The United States said yesterday (20 October) six Hungarians had been banned from entering the US, as a warning to Budapest to reverse policies that threatened to undermine democratic values. An American diplomat in Budapest said yesterday the individuals were public servants or people with government connections. Last week’s ban came after a long series of warnings from [...]

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