"No one is forcing Hungary to be part of the European Union," said the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on Tuesday, October 25. Thus, the EU's top diplomat responded to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's words that The European Union is a "bad modern parody" of the USSR.
Europeans will head to the polls from June 6 to 9, 2024, to elect the next MEPs, Politico reported.
European Union diplomats approved the dates for the European elections on Wednesday, announced the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU.
By electing 705 MEPs from 2024 to 2029, EU citizens could shake up not only the European Parliament but also the European Commission.
Aleksander Čeferin, a 55-year-old Slovenian lawyer, won another term as president of UEFA, the European governing body of football, at the 47th UEFA congress in Lisbon on 5 April.
Čeferin has been at the helm of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 2016 and was the only candidate for the job, so the vote, which was unanimous, was a mere formality.
Portugese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has said the alleged attacker in a deadly knife attack in Lisbon was a "relatively young man" with three young children whose wife died in a refugee camp in Greece.
Two women were killed and one person wounded in the knife attack, believed to have been carried out by an Afghan refugee at the Ismaili Center in Lisbon on Tuesday.