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Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 28, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 26 The Washington Post on congressional stock-trading It is a long-running scandal that members of Congress are allowed to trade individual stocks. They have access to privileged...

Austria to launch checks at Slovak border to stop migrants

Sep. 28, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria announced Wednesday that it will start checking travel documents at its border with Slovakia following a similar decision by the Czech Republic to keep migrants from entering without authorization. The checks were set to start at midnight Wednesday and...

Italy's EU partners vigilant as far right set to take power

Sep. 26, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Italy’s European Union partners are signaling discomfort, even vigilance, after Italy, one of the bloc’s founding members, swung far to the political right. The result of Italy's latest election raises troubling questions about whether Rome will maintain its commitments to EU...

Hungary appeals for time, as EU weighs hefty fund freeze

Sep. 20, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary needs time and is urging its European Union partners to be “tolerant,” the country's justice minister said Tuesday, after the bloc's executive branch recommended suspending billions of euros in funding over concerns about democratic backsliding and the possible...

EU proposes to suspend billions in funds to Hungary

Sep. 18, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch recommended Sunday that the bloc suspend around 7.5 billion euros (dollars) in funding to Hungary over concerns about democratic backsliding and the possible mismanagement of EU money. The European Commission, which proposes...

Hungary faces reckoning with EU that could cost it billions

Sep. 17, 2022 04:33 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After his headline performance at Hungary's Sziget Festival last month, pop star Justin Bieber held a grandiose party for his staff in a luxurious countryside setting — a 19th century castle owned by the son-in-law of the country's prime minister. The...

Orban: EU lawmakers' democracy declaration is a joke

Sep. 16, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban lashed out Friday over a European Parliament declaration that stated Hungary no longer could be considered a full democracy. Orban dismissed the resolution as “a joke.” In the declaration that passed 433- 123 with 28...

EU lawmakers declare that Hungary is no longer a democracy

Sep. 15, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Thursday declared that Hungary has become “a hybrid regime of electoral autocracy” under the leadership of its nationalist government, and that its undermining of the bloc’s democratic values had taken Hungary out of the community of democracies. ...

Ryanair cancels Hungary routes over windfall tax dispute

Sep. 13, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair announced Tuesday that it will cancel several routes through Hungary and cut flights on several more following a months-long dispute with the country's government over a special windfall tax placed on airlines. The Ireland-based...

Hungary's government tightens rules regulating abortion

Sep. 13, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's right-wing government has issued a decree which will require doctors to present women requesting an abortion with fetal vital signs, an obligation that tightens the country's relatively liberal abortion rules. The decree issued on Monday states...