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29th Feb 2024

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Hungary aims to secure EU funds by end of August

Hungary aims to reach a deal with the EU Commission to unblock EU funds by the end of August, Reuters reported. The commission has been withholding its approval for EU's recovery fund over rule-of-law concerns, and delayed unlocking cash to be spent under the EU budget. "Hungary's objective is to close all outstanding issues in the budgetary conditionality by the end of August," Hungarian state secretary Janos Bóka said Tuesday.

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Right of Reply: The EU-ACP Samoa agreement

Portuguese S&D MEP Carlos Zorrinho, chair of the delegation to the OACPS-EU joint parliamentary assembly, responds to EUobserver's piece Energy and minerals disputes overshadow new EU-ACP pact.

Opinion

The macabre saga of Navalny's corpse

With Alexei Navalny's funeral in Moscow on Friday, Vladimir Putin's regime haven't just insulted his mother and widow with their treatment of his corpse — they've breached international treaties and conventions.

Belgium braces for Flemish far-right gains, deadlock looms

Recent polling puts the Flemish nationalist parties, the right-wing N-VA and far-right Vlaams Belang at a combined majority in the Flemish parliament, leading to fears about a far-right government take-over — even sparking worries about the future of Belgium itself.

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