The European Commission is concerned once again about legislation in Hungary. This time, it regards a new sovereignty law.
Spain did a 180 degree turn and decided to recognize Kosovo passports. This means that anyone with a Kosovo passport will be able to travel throughout the Schengen area without a visa, considerably strengthening Kosovo passports.
The rogue three EU member states are back in the news. This time it is in regard to protests closing border crossings with Ukraine.
While people have been focusing on the potential changes in Poland due to the election, Hungary will be impacted as well. The two member states have rebelled against the EU together for years yet Hungary may now find itself alone.
Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia have taken it upon themselves to unilaterally ban grain and agricultural products from Ukraine. Ukraine has filed a complaint with the WTO and the EU may defend them while simultaneously start an infringement procedure against them.
Last year Ukraine and Moldova were recognized as official candidates of the EU. Georgia on the other hand only had its European perspective recognized but Hungary isn’t having it anymore. Hungary calls this decision political rather than based on merit and demands Georgia be given candidate status this fall.
The rise of Viktor Orbán’s right-wing populist party, Fidesz, in Hungary in 2010 has led to tension and conflict between Hungary and the EU. The Hungarian government’s numerous legislative acts undermine democracy, human rights, and the freedoms of its citizens, posing a pressing issue for both Hungarian citizens and the EU. The EU faces obstacles in holding Hungary accountable for its actions, but prolonged inaction could lead to increasingly severe consequences.
15 EU member states join the European Union in its lawsuit against Hungary regarding the Child Protection Act. The EU and these member states accuse Hungary of discrimination against the LGBT community and attempt to portray members of the community as pedophiles who are a threat to children.
EU Member States either embrace or shun nuclear energy from their national energy policies as they strive to become energy independent.
Media Freedom is currently under attack in several countries.
Many journalists, reporters and media professionals are being detained, attacked and threatened.
Is the European Union taking sufficient measures to guarantee media freedom?