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Ukraine urges Hungary to stop undermining EU unity

Ukraine said on Thursday that Hungary's position that it is ready to pay in roubles for Russian gas was an "unfriendly" stance that was destroying the unity of the EU over Russia's invasion, Reuters reported. Ukrainian foreign ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said that if Hungary wants to help end the war, it should "stop destroying unity in the EU, support new anti-Russian sanctions, [and] provide military assistance to Ukraine".

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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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