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One year on: EU urges Russia to free Navalny

The EU has urged Russia to free Alexei Navalny on the one-year anniversary of his arrest. "We reiterate our call on the Russian authorities for his immediate and unconditional release without further delay," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday. The anti-corruption activist was detained for a parole violation after recovering from an assassination attempt using a chemical weapon. He is serving a two-and-a-half year sentence.

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Orbán's new state of emergency under fire

Hungary's premier Viktor Orbán declared a state of emergency due to the war in neighbouring Ukraine hours after pushing a constitutional amendment through parliament, where two-thirds of MPs are controlled by his Fidesz party, allowing his government special powers.

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Right of Reply: Hungarian government

The government in Budapest responds to EUobserver opinion piece "Are Orban's Covid powers now the 'new normal' in Hungary?"

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When Reagan met Gorbachev — a history lesson for Putin

Neither Reagan nor Gorbachev achieved their goal at the famous Reykjavik summit of 1986. Despite that fact there are lessons that current leaders — particularly Vladimir Putin — could adopt from these two iconic leaders.

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