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MEP Guy Verhofstadt has called on Europan Parliament President Roberta Metsola to organise an extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament. Following Viktor Orbán’s comments, MEPs are asking to apply Article 7. Read more.

Source: Guy Verhofstadt

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On behalf of the Hungarian Government, Deputy Prime Minister Semjén submitted two bills to Parliament that allegedly have been prepared ‘in the interest of reaching an agreement with the European Commission’. Read more.

Source: Hungarian Helsinki Committee

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As noted by Jakub Jaraczewski, research coordinator at Democracy Reporting International, and Hungarian journalist Katalin Halmai, Hungary is the only member state against which the European Union has used its full range of instruments to enforce respect for the rule of law. Read more.

Source: Jakub Jaraczewski

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‘Rule of law: the Anti-Gender and Anti-LGBTQI Mobilisation in Hungary and Poland’. Projekt: Polska and Political Capital have published a Research Project aimed to reveal the evolution of the Hungarian and Polish anti-gender and anti-LGBTQI mobilisation, its political, social and legal contexts, main actors and narratives. Read more.

Source: Political Capital

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