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Navalny poised to win EU human rights prize

Jailed Russian dissident Alexei Navalny became favourite to win the European Parliament's 2021 'Sakharov prize' for human rights after the largest group, the centre-right European People's Party (EPP), on Wednesday, joined the liberal Renew group in putting his name forward. The EPP decision means Afghan women will lag in second place, despite calls by the Greens and centre-left Socialists & Democrats to honour them in the face of Taliban repression.

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Opinion

EU must break Orbán's veto on a tax rate for multinationals

This global tax rate for multinationals could yield up to €64bn annually. Yet, the Hungarian government led by Viktor Orbán has been blocking it for months. The impotency of the EU to strike a deal is irresponsible and incomprehensible.

Turkey's EU-funded detention centres ripe with abuse: NGO

Afghan and Syrian nationals are being abused at EU-funded removal centres in Turkey amid a lack of proper monitoring, says Human Rights Watch. The findings come at a time when Turkey is deporting large numbers of Afghans back to Kabul.

EU Commission proposes suspending billions to Hungary

Prime minister Viktor Orbán's government has to implement 27 measures "fully and correctly" before any payment from the €5.8bn recovery fund can be made, or the suspended €7.5bn of cohesion funds can be unblocked.

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