African-born actor in Hungary: ‘People just see me as a migrant’
19 January 2017 | 5:30 am
Marcelo Cake-Baly, who came to study in Hungary from war-torn Guinea-Bissau in 1976, makes his debut in a Hungarian movie about the life of an African refugee.
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22 May 2022
Hungary's government is "holding European Union decision makers hostage" by refusing to join an EU-wide embargo on Russian oil, according to Lithuania's foreign minister. This comes as EU leaders continue their efforts to gather support for a sixth sanctions package on Russia from all 27 EU member states. The government of PM Viktor Orban has claimed that an import ban on Russian oil would ruin the Hungarian economy. Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis tells FRANCE 24 that "Europe is weaker" as a result, and that he is "still hoping Budapest will be responsible in their decisions".
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Citing corruption and other issues among deputies, Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has dissolved the country's parliament with elections set for the end of the year.
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In the week that EU leaders agreed on a sixth round of sanctions against Russia, Polish Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Pawel Jablonski speaks to FRANCE 24 about the effect he hopes the measures will have on the Russian economy, his disappointment at the Hungarian government's stance regarding sanctions and the latest developments in Poland's rule of law dispute with the European Commission.
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For the latest edition of Europe Now, we head to Poland and Hungary. These two EU members both border Ukraine and have both taken in large numbers of Ukrainian refugees. But on more political issues, their governments' responses to the war have been drastically different. Our team meets lawmakers from across the political spectrum of both countries to discover why the Polish and Hungarian governments have taken such different stances. We also explore other key issues, such as the ever-expanding EU files on degradations of rule of law.
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Hungarian leader Orban looks increasingly isolated —his pro-Putin stance has cost him most of his allies in the EU; the bloc could end up blocking all funds. And, there are protests at home for the first time in years.
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Hungary's far-right ruling party has proposed weakening the European Parliament and the EU's political integration. The passed resolution said democracy in the bloc was at a "dead end."
29 Jul 2022
Hungary blocks finalization of EU sanctions package – DW's Christine Mhundwa reports
7 Aug 2022
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged for the global right to "coordinate the movement of our troops" at a conservative conference in Texas. Former US President Donald Trump is also expected to speak.
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The European Parliament has called on the European Commission to take urgent action, saying that Hungary could "no longer be considered a democracy."
5 Oct 2022
Hungary's parliament approved two anti-corruption reforms to unlock funding from the European Union. The EU has long-expressed rule of law and graft concerns about the illiberal government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
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After months of buildup, the European Commission has backed withholding billions of EU funds from Hungary. Despite recent reforms, Budapest must do more to address risks to core democratic standards, EU officials say.
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Boris Pistorius told DW that Germany is willing to work with "reliable partners" like India and Indonesia. The German defense minister will be traveling to India alongside representatives from German's defense industry.
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Germany's center-left government wants to lower the voting age for nationwide elections from 18 to 16. Many young people support the idea, but the majority of the population has expressed skepticism.
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This year’s theme, “Navigating the crises – From 300 to 3000: How to deliver the next generation of African champions”, reflects on commitment to promote and help shape public policies that are conducive to a new and emerging generation of African companies with billion-dollar turnovers. Organisers of the event said the growth in number and size of African champions is crucial to minimising the impact of foreign crises on the continent’s markets.
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Some 200 international observers were on hand to monitor this year's proceedings for a single round vote based on proportional representation to elect 102 lawmakers.
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