Claims are growing louder in Hungary that associates of Prime Minister Viktor Orban have profited illegally from EU funds. European anti-fraud investigators and journalists in Hungary have turned up irregularities in infrastructure procurements.
The EU's draft budget has been seen in the Visegrad countries as a perversion of fundamental European principles. And yet, Boris Kalnoky believes, people in Central and Eastern Europe have remained remarkably calm.
Viktor Orban's increasingly authoritarian tendencies have frustrated the EU. As Hungary enters a national election, could Brussels be preparing to pull the financial rug out from under the right-wing prime minister?
A pro-government magazine has published the names of hundreds of Viktor Orban critics, including academics, civil rights activists and journalists. Does the news mark a new step in Hungary's ongoing political escalation?
An EU crisis delegation has just returned from Slovakia. The ensuing European Parliament debate about the situation clearly highlighted the weaknesses plaguing European policy making.
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