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Orban’s Fidesz has likely overspent in Hungary’s election campaignFidesz itself seems to have violated the spending cap of HUF 1.177 bn, just with its billboard ads worth HUF 1.4 bn. Altogether pro-government forces have spent HUF 3bn on outdoor ads in March.
EU’S FINANCIAL INTERESTS SAFEGUARDED. OR NOT?The EU Court of Justice has given green light to the Commission’s Rule of Law mechanism: the misuse of EU funds could soon have more severe consequences. The Luxembourg court's ruling comes after Hungary, criticized for systemic corruption, and Poland, whose judicial independence is under threat, asked the CJEU to annul the Regulation on the conditionality system for protecting the EU budget, saying the EU had no right to adopt it.
Hungary’s State of Corruption Heading Towards ElectionsAfter 12 years of authoritarian rule, Orbán’s System of National Cooperation has reached its final shape. In 2021 Fidesz did its best to cement its positions in oversight institutions and markets it hijacked. Without being really aware of it, Hungarians donated national assets worth billions of Euros to the power elite of the regime. The institutions concerned have largely accepted this logic of power, just as the majority of the society.
Decision by top E.U. court could withhold billions of euros from Hungary and Poland for violating rule of law
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Campus in Hungary is Flagship of Orban’s Bid to Create a Conservative Elite
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