Democracy Digest: V4 Dragged into Hungary’s EU Gay Rights Spat

For his part, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban argues the law "does not contain any discriminatory elements", because it is only designed to protect the rights of children, guarantee the rights of parents, and does not apply to the sexual orientation rights of those over 18 years of age. He branded the statement by von der Leyen as "shameful because it is based on untrue allegations".

FMs of Slovenia, Austria, Czechia point to role of EU enlargement to W Balkans

Tirana – The foreign ministers of Slovenia, Austria and the Czech Republic, Anže Logar, Alexander Schallenberg and Jakub Kulhanek, stressed the role of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans as they met senior Albanian officials in Tirana on Sunday, a day after visiting neighbouring North Macedonia.

Kellner’s Death: The Beginning of the End of an Era

Eastward bound

Sources say it was a kidnap threat against his family during a deal in Russia that sent Kellner into hiding. Before that, his story was much easier to read.

Kellner began gathering his economic and political clout in much the same way as his peers across the region - using smart but often sharp practices during the transition to capitalism.

Media Freedom Deteriorated in Europe Amid Pandemic, Report Warns

Photo Illustration: Pixabay / AndyLeungHK

Reporters Without Borders, RSF, released its annual Press Freedom Index report on Tuesday with a warning that media freedom has deteriorated across the world during the coronavirus pandemic, with governments using the crisis to assert more control over the press.