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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Hungary’s general election set for April 3: President (Al Jazeera)

Hungarian President Janos Ader has set a parliamentary election for April 3 with a referendum on LGBTQ issues to be held on the same day, the president’s office said. For the first time since taking power in a 2010 landslide, conservative nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Party will face a united front of opposition […]

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European Law Experts Say Hungary’s LGBT Law Breaches International Rights Standards (RFE RL)

A panel of experts of the Council of Europe human rights body has assessed that recent amendments to Hungarian legislation related to sex-education programs in schools and the presentation of sexual content in the media are discriminatory and violate international human rights standards. European Law Experts Say Hungary’s LGBT Law Breaches International Rights Standards (rferl.org)

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Hungarian government-owned all-cargo air carrier launches its first service with China amid booming trade ties (Global Times)

Hungary’s government-owned all-cargo air carrier launched its first commercial transportation service with China over the weekend amid booming trade ties, marking another milestone of the growing logistic support under closer bilateral trade ties between the two countries. Hungarian government-owned all-cargo air carrier launches its first service with China amid booming trade ties – Global Times

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Hungary’s Constitutional Court Strikes Down Bid By Orban To Challenge EU Ruling (RFE RL)

Hungary’s Constitutional Court has struck down a bid by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government to challenge a ruling by the EU’s top court against Budapest’s asylum policy. Orban’s justice minister asked the court earlier this year to review a ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that Budapest broke EU law […]

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Work begins on section of Serbia-Hungary railway in major progress for BRI project (Global Times)

Officials from Serbia and Hungary on Tuesday hailed the start of construction of a railway line running from Novi Sad to Subotica in Serbia, which is part of the Hungary-Serbia railroad project, as not only a significant progress in the major project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) but also a step forward in […]

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‘Hungary is not a democracy anymore,’ says opposition leader (Dan Peleschuk, Atlantic Council)

Following years of steady democratic erosion, opposition-minded Hungarians are already girding for next year’s parliamentary elections—where they hope to finally unseat their populist and self-described illiberal prime minister, Viktor Orbán. Their chief hope? Péter Márki-Zay, an engineer-turned-politician who won last month’s opposition primary to head a joint multi-party ticket. Márki-Zay, currently a small-town mayor in […]

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Orban, Opposition Hold Budapest Rallies To Launch Election Campaign (RFE RL)

Prime Minister Viktor Orban and joint opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay both held campaign-style rallies in Budapest on October 23, nearly six months ahead of an election that is expected to be closely contested. Tens of thousands of Orban supporters marched on their way to hear the prime minister give a speech devoted to the commemoration […]

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Hungary’s Orban accuses EU, US of meddling in 2022 election (Al Jazeera)

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused Brussels and Washington of trying to meddle in Hungarian politics in advance of a parliamentary election in April next year. Orban told tens of thousands of supporters at a rally in central Budapest on Saturday that Washington and billionaire George Soros were trying to get the left-wing opposition elected using their […]

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Political outsider to stand against Orban in Hungary’s 2022 vote (Al Jazeera)

A Hungarian political outsider with no party affiliation will run against Prime Minister Viktor Orban in next year’s parliamentary election after winning an opposition runoff primary on Sunday. Small-town conservative Peter Marki-Zay defeated left-wing Klara Dobrev who pledged to support him at the head of an alliance of six opposition parties. Political outsider to stand […]

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Hungary to build Europe’s first 5G smart railway port together with Huawei (Global Times)

Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with Hungary’s East-West Intermodal Logistics and British telecommunications operator Vodafone, in a joint effort to build Europe’s first smart railway hub managed by a 5G private network to be empowered by Huawei. Hungary to build Europe’s first 5G smart railway port together with Huawei […]