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25th May 2022

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Commission within rules not to fine Gazprom, EU court says

The EU's second-highest court has ruled the EU Commission broke no rules by settling a 2018 antitrust investigation against Russian energy firm Gazprom by obtaining concessions on pricing structures and competitors' access to markets instead of imposing a huge fine. "The General Court finds that the contested decision is not vitiated by any of the procedural or substantive errors raised by the applicant [Polish energy firm PGNiG]," the court said.

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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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