Hungary’s PM condemns EU’s ‘ideological war’ after bloc seeks two-month delay to country’s recovery-plan talks

Hungary’s Viktor Orban has accused the European Union of engaging in an “ideological war” after the bloc sought to delay talks over his country’s recovery plan, amid ongoing disagreement about Budapest’s new anti-LGBTQ+ law. … Read More >Hungary’s PM condemns EU’s ‘ideological war’ after bloc seeks two-month delay to country’s recovery-plan talks

Orban announces mandatory coronavirus vaccine for Hungary’s healthcare workers and jabs for schoolkids

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced that coronavirus vaccinations will become mandatory for healthcare workers, and children are to be vaccinated before returning to school, in a bid to boost inoculation rates. … Read More >Orban announces mandatory coronavirus vaccine for Hungary’s healthcare workers and jabs for schoolkids

EU drugs regulator lists rare neurological disorder as potential side effect of Janssen’s Covid jab

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has listed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) as a very rare side effect of the Janssen Covid vaccine after examining 108 cases and one death worldwide from among recipients of the jab. … Read More >EU drugs regulator lists rare neurological disorder as potential side effect of Janssen’s Covid jab

Hungarian prosecutors launch investigation into Pegasus scandal as Orban govt implicated in NSO surveillance allegations

The Hungarian prosecutor general’s office has said it is opening an inquiry into possible criminal offences after a bombshell report claimed Viktor Orban’s government spied on the country’s media using Israeli surveillance tech. … Read More >Hungarian prosecutors launch investigation into Pegasus scandal as Orban govt implicated in NSO surveillance allegations

‘Years of inaction’: Rights groups file class-action lawsuit against French police over alleged racial profiling

A group of six major NGOs, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, has launched a massive class-action lawsuit against the French police, accusing the force of practicing “discriminatory identity checks.” … Read More >‘Years of inaction’: Rights groups file class-action lawsuit against French police over alleged racial profiling

‘Every vaccination counts’: Merkel urges Germans to get inoculated amid ‘worrying’ coronavirus rise

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged all citizens to get vaccinated, as concern over Germany’s “worrying” coronavirus situation grows, with the leader saying increased inoculation was the only means of exiting the pandemic. … Read More >‘Every vaccination counts’: Merkel urges Germans to get inoculated amid ‘worrying’ coronavirus rise