2016. 05. 30.
The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) of the European Parliament (EP) adopted by a large majority its report on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The EPP Group rapporteur of the report was Ádám Kósa, Fidesz MEP. Following the vote Monday evening, the EPP politician emphasized that the exemplary concurrence among the political groups of the EP, in that people living with disabilities are entitled to equal rights, inalienable dignity, equal treatment, independent living, autonomy and full social integration.
2016. 05. 03.
As the inclement weather eases and migrants prepare themselves to embark, large stretches of the EU’s external borders remain no more secure than before and a political stalemate threatens any effective response. [Blog post by András Gyürk]
2016. 04. 28.
On Monday, the Hungarian Parliament celebrated the five-year anniversary of the passage of Hungary’s first democratic constitution, the Fundamental Law. It has become an example to Member States and EU institutions about how to work together proactively and efficiently, and has weathered more than its fair share of political storms. But that’s not the only European aspect we are pleased to celebrate. [Blog post by MEP József Szájer, chair of the constitutional drafting committee]
2016. 04. 12.
After the terrorist attacks in Paris, France activated its highest state of alert. President François Hollande, a Socialist, summoned his cabinet and then joined the mourners. Thousands of police were activated but the national dragnet missed the perpetrators. No one resigned from the cabinet, police or intelligence services in the aftermath. [Blog post by András Gyürk]
2016. 03. 31.
2016. 03. 16.
2016. 01. 27.
The attacks against women that took place on New Year’s Eve at the Cologne Central Station – and, as it turned out, also in other cities around Europe – sent a shock through Europe in more than one way. Mass sexual harassment, arrogant migrant perpetrators, an arrogant mayor blaming the victims, a (self?) censoring media. These are symptoms of Europe failing because it refuses to face reality. Fixing Europe starts with dropping taboos. [Blog post]
2016. 01. 15.
On Sunday, for the first time in history, a Hungarian production was named best foreign film at the Golden Globe Awards. Son of Saul also took the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and is on the short list for the 88th Academy Awards. [Blog post by Andrea Bocskor]
2015. 12. 14.
“The time has come for speech, which is open and frank,” begins the declaration issued by the delegates attending the Fidesz party congress on Sunday, where Viktor Orbán was re-elected as president and Ildiko Gáll-Pelcz, member of the European Parliament, was re-elected as a vice-president.