Newshound for 29 July 2022

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As reported by Jakub Jaraczewski, while Hungarian and Polish Recovery and Resilience Facilities are stuck, Slovakia gets the first payment with a view toward using it to improve the judiciary and prevent corruption. Read more.

Source: Jakub Jaraczewski

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The Recharging Advocacy for Rights in Europe (RARE) application deadline has been extended to 5 August. RARE is co-organised by partners from academia and civil society: the Hertie School, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Poland. It is an exceptional opportunity for human rights defenders and civic space advocates from across the EU to meet, learn and strategise together. Apply to join the group and take action together for civic space and the rule of law in Europe.

When: from October 2022 to July 2024

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‘Orbán’s culture wars divert, disturb — and evade serious repercussions’, writes Politico. The Hungarian prime minister is sparking global outrage with his latest broadside against immigration. Adding to the situation is a longer-term spat between the EU and Hungary. The European Commission in April took the historic step of triggering a new mechanism that could deprive Hungary of regular EU funds over rule-of-law violations. Read more.

Source: Politico

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