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Hungary’s Foreign Policy Puzzle

"Orban is intoxicated by his own success," sighs Istvan Szent-Ivanyi, a former Hungarian state secretary and ambassador, referring to the governing party's landslide election victory. "Frankly, given the current situation, I expect his rhetoric to get even sharper, with no signs of changing his pro-Russian and anti-EU line."

Slovenia receiving many congratulations on Statehood Day

Ljubljana – Slovenia is receiving congratulations from many world leaders on Statehood Day, with President Borut Pahor having received messages from Queen Elizabeth II, US President Joe Biden, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French President Emmanuel Macron, among others.

Turkey’s New Election Law ‘Works Against Opposition and Small Parties’

An election official holds up a ballot paper during the counting process for the Istanbul mayoral elections re-run in June 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/AKIN CELIKTAS

The Venice Commission said that even under the new law, the election threshold remains "among the highest in Europe", despite being reduced from 10 per cent to 7 per cent.

Czechs Offered Another Chance to Duck Beneath the Rainbow Curtain

It's a chance, they argue, for Czechia to distinguish itself from the populist-conservative values that the likes of Vladimir Putin have weaponised and for the five-party centre-right governing coalition that took power in December to match its declared goal of reasserting Prague's commitment to liberal democracy with action.

Investment in Central and Eastern Europe returns to Pre-Pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2022

Volumes in Central and Eastern Europe at the end of 2022 may exceed 12 billion euros, but the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine and the oncoming economic winds may affect this forecast, reveals the latest report by Colliers.

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