6th Jun 2023


MEPs seek probe into Hungary's Serb-friendly EU commissioner

The EU Parliament has urged the EU Commission to carry out "an independent and impartial investigation" into whether Olivér Várhelyi, Hungary's EU commissioner in charge of enlargement policy, deliberately tried "to circumvent and undermine the centrality of democratic and rule of law reforms in EU accession countries". The move comes after Várhelyi faced criticism over allegedly watering down EU criticism of Serbia and for cozying up to Bosnian-Serb separatists.

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Part of EU middle class 'being squeezed out', MEP warns

EUobserver interviewed Spanish MEP Jordi Cañas to discuss the situation of Europe's middle class, the dangerous political reaction if certain groups feel neglected, and the role that member states and the EU can play at the policy level.


In 2024, Europe's voters need to pick a better crop of MEPs

At 2024's European Parliament elections, the stakes will be very high. A lot has happened in the last four years. In 2019, there was no pandemic, no war in Europe and no johnny-come-lately countries demanding a seat at the table.


Final steps for EU's due diligence on supply chains law

Final negotiations on the EU due diligence law begin this week. But will this law make companies embed due diligence requirements in their internal processes or incentive them to outsource their obligations to third parties?

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