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European journalism organisations on virtual mission to Slovenia

Ljubljana – The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), an initiative funded by the European Commission that monitors violations of press and media freedom, will be on a virtual mission to Slovenia over the next two weeks to examine alleged deterioration in media freedom in the country. The findings are to be released in July.

Hungary Could Turn Into China’s Trojan horse in Europe

Just days after this diplomatic tit-for-tat between the EU and China, the Hungarian government played host to a senior visitor from Beijing: China's defence minister. Wei Fenghe used his visit as an opportunity to condemn the EU sanctions while praising Hungary's conciliatory approach, claiming that China "has always regarded Hungary as a good brother".

Democracy Digest: Frontex Affronted in Hungary; Polish Women Back on the Streets

Frontex's decision followed the Hungarian government's non-compliance with the latest judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that ruled "pushbacks" at the Hungarian-Serbian border were unlawful, Frontex spokesperson Chris Borowski told hvg.hu.

Hungary in 2021: Fidesz Battles on Several Fronts as 2022 Election Looms

With Joe Biden set to replace Donald Trump in the White House in little over a week, Orban's most powerful political soulmate will be removed from the international chess board, taking with him the hope that a populist-rightist alliance could triumph globally over liberal forces.

Hungary to Close Transit Zones After European Court Ruling

Hungary's government announced that it was closing down the controversial transit zones in Röszke and Tompa. The announcement came after the European Court of Justice, ECJ, ruled that asylum-seekers may not be detained longer than 28 days in transit zones. Some of them have been detained there for 300 or even 400 days.

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