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Danes to hold referendum on EU defence

Denmark is to hold a referendum 1 June on whether to do away with its opt-out from EU defence policy, in a move backed by the prime minister Mette Frederiksen and key political parties. Copenhagen also plans to raise defence spending to 2 percent of GDP, the government said Sunday evening.

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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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