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Fanny Facsar reports from Budapest, Barbara Wesel from Brussels.
Hungary's parliament approved two anti-corruption reforms to unlock funding from the European Union. The EU has long-expressed rule of law and graft concerns about the illiberal government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
The European Commission wants to withhold €7.5 billion amid graft allegations concerns over Hungarian democracy. The move is the first of its kind in a long standoff between the EU and Budapest.
Britain's Defense Ministry is skeptical Russia will be able to amass 300,000 reservists for the war against Ukraine. Elsewhere, Hungary wants sanctions against Russia lifted. DW has the latest.
Budapest says it will fast-track new laws to tackle corruption and a lack of transparency in government procurement. The plan aims to end a standoff with Brussels as billions of euros in EU funding hangs in the balance.
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