MEPs confirm deal on climate neutrality by 2050

The new EU Climate Law increases the EU’s 2030 emissions reductions target from 40% to at least 55%. With the contribution from new carbon sinks it could raise to 57%. Parliament endorsed the Climate Law, agreed informally with member states in April, with 442 votes to 203 and 51 abstentions. It transforms the European Green Deal’s political commitment to EU climate neutrality by 2050 into a binding obligation….

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Viktor Orbán is working on the creation of a new group in the EP

Months of negotiations entered a new phase yesterday, after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was hosted to a dinner by the leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, Giorgia Meloni, also leader of the national-conservative Italian Brotherhood party. Meloni, who is on a tour of Europe ahead of this week’s EU summit, also met with David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, and…

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Liberalism as a global dictatorship

Although liberalism already appears at ancient philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero, the idea of modern-day liberalism is brought to us by the American Enlightenment and the European Enlightenment that followed shortly thereafter in the 1700s. The idea of classical liberalism, based on Greek democracy, but also embracing some ideological currents in the East, is born against the state religion that existed at the…

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Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs: “Terror of opinion” has taken over in Europe

Peter Szijjártó,  the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade stressed to MTI on Wednesday that “terror of opinion” has taken over in Europe. Péter Szijjártó said that if someone refuses to accept the way of thinking imposed by the “liberal mainstream”, but thinks and acts according to traditional values, he or she will immediately come under “incredible pressure”. “The politicians and media products of the…

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EU Commission: Hungarian LGBTQ+ bill violates tech and media laws

  The Commission said that the rules won’t allow Hungary to take down LGBTQ+ content because it is protected by fundamental rights. An exemption in the rules that allows countries to take down content if there is a “danger to a legitimate public interest,” the commissioners said, does not apply in this case. “Should the Bill enter into force, the European Commission will not hesitate…

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European migration and asylum policy as “mission impossible”

“A robust, humane, and effective European migration and asylum policy is the EU’s next mission impossible” said Renew President Dacian Cioloş today during a debate in the European Parliament ahead of the next EUCO meeting tomorrow. He said: “The summer months are the months when men, women, and children attempt dangerous crossings to reach our shores in the hope of finding a better future in Europe.  We can…

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Left MEPs won’t support hollow Climate Law

The agreement reached on the Climate Law between the three main EU institutions fails to deliver on ambition and science. The Left group in the European Parliament won’t support a Climate Law that drives an environmental race to the bottom in tomorrow’s vote. Faced with a Climate Emergency, as the European Parliament declared in 2019, the EU must commit to radical cuts in greenhouse gas…

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There can be no Hungarian consuls at the Munich arena

The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was unprecedented that the Bavarian authorities would not allow Hungarian consuls to be present at the Munich arena, where the Germany-Hungary football match is being played. In a video posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon, Péter Szijjártó asked Hungarian fans “not to sit up” to possible provocations. He stressed that it is the…

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Growing partnership between Morocco and the EU

EUToday Exclusive: Endre Barcs talks to German MEP Lars Patrick Berg on the growing partnership between Morocco and the EU Morocco, under the tutelage of King Mohammed VI, who ascended to the throne in July 1999 upon the death of his father, King Hassan II, has emerged as a key strategic partner for the EU. The country’s location, just a short hop across the Straits…

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