Orban, who believes in the power of narratives, said the debate is not really about the rule of law, but about the rule of the majority. "There are a number of issues where we have a dispute with the other EU countries, like on migration and gender, and this would mean they could force their interpretation on us in all these questions.
The news is not all bad. Owing to farsighted policy decisions by EU leaders, north-south relations within the Union are on a firmer footing than they have been for many years. One sign of this is that the spreads between German and Italian interest rates are at a record low, indicating that Italy's position in the euro is now rock solid.
Experts question, however, whether this is not just another propaganda stunt by Hungary's government.
Hungary's Justice Minister Judit Varga arrives for a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, 13 October 2020. EPA-EFE/VIRGINIA MAYO Pseudo-independent think tank?
Some of these countries are both importers and exporters of workers. They rely on cheaper workers from Ukraine or the Balkans to fill lower-skilled jobs, often to replace their own citizens who have sought more lucrative jobs in Western Europe - mostly Germany, the United Kingdom or the Netherlands.
Phase I of the BRUA project has been completed, both the pipeline and the compression stations, which will lead to the diversification of Romania's gas supply sources, Dan Dragan, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment, told Monday's online event "The Romanian International Gas Conference." "The BRUA phase I project is completed, both the pipeline and the
The presidents of the opposition parties - including the liberal Democratic Coalition, the Socialists, the young emerging Momentum, the leftist-liberal Dialogue, the greenish LMP and the former radical rightist Jobbik - have agreed to nominate only one candidate in each of the 106 individual constituencies.
The Bulgarian telecom operator Telenor may change ownership again, just two years after the Czech group PPF owned by Petr Kellner purchased the company. This was featured in Mergermarket, a specialized merger and acquisition information platform, citing anonymous industry directors as sources, as reported by Capital.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu sent letters on Aug. 13 to European Union foreign ministers and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell about recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey's approach on the issue.
The letters came ahead of a EU Foreign Relations Council meeting on Aug. 14 at Greece's request.