Tag: government policy

Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against Hungarian Prime Minister Orban

Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against Hungarian Prime Minister Orban

Hundreds of thousands of people followed Péter Magyar’s call on Saturday to demonstrate against right-wing nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his government. The “National March for a New Hungary” held in the city center of Budapest ended at Kossuth Square in front of the Parliament. The square and surrounding streets were filled with […]

Fraud in EU funds: 600 million euros were seized

Fraud in EU funds: 600 million euros were seized

Venice financial police have uncovered a large-scale fraud involving funds from the EU-financed “Next Generation EU” economic recovery plan. Authorities arrested 22 people and seized villas and luxury cars over suspected fraud involving EU Corona aid worth more than 600 million euros. Officers searched the apartments of members of a suspected fraud network in Italy, […]

Luxury watch issue: The third member of the Peruvian cabinet resigned

Luxury watch issue: The third member of the Peruvian cabinet resigned

One third of the cabinet resigned following the affair regarding the luxury watches owned by Peruvian President Dina Boluarte. Interior Minister Victor Torres and five other government members resigned from their posts on Monday, two days after police searched the president’s home for suspicious luxury watches. Torres cited “family issues” as the reason. But his […]

Babler against reducing criminal liability

Babler against reducing criminal liability

Despite the increase in knife attacks by young people, SPÖ leader Andreas Babler opposes lowering the age of criminal responsibility. At Sunday’s ORF “press time” he stated that “the rule of law is not defensive enough” but called for more police officers and youth courts as an antidote. Babler, whose SPÖ is far behind the […]

Babler against reducing criminal liability

Babler against reducing criminal liability

Despite the increase in knife attacks by young people, SPÖ leader Andreas Babler opposes lowering the age of criminal responsibility. At Sunday’s ORF “press time” he stated that “the rule of law is not defensive enough” but called for more police officers and youth courts as an antidote. Babler, whose SPÖ is far behind the […]

Vice Chancellor Kogler introduces new anti-racism strategy

Vice Chancellor Kogler introduces new anti-racism strategy

The ministry of Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler (Greens) presented its own anti-racism strategy for the first time on the occasion of the International Day Against Racism (21 March). The Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sports (UNKÖS) announced on Thursday that a total of 23 measures have been developed in the fields of sports, arts […]

Vice Chancellor Kogler introduces new anti-racism strategy

Vice Chancellor Kogler introduces new anti-racism strategy

The ministry of Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler (Greens) presented its own anti-racism strategy for the first time on the occasion of the International Day Against Racism (21 March). The Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sports (UNKÖS) announced on Thursday that a total of 23 measures have been developed in the fields of sports, arts […]

Montenegro appointed as Prime Minister in Portugal

Montenegro appointed as Prime Minister in Portugal

Eleven days after early parliamentary elections in Portugal, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa appointed conservative politician Luís Montenegro as the new head of government. The presidential office in Lisbon announced this on Thursday morning. Montenegro’s conservative alliance, AD, won the most votes in elections held a week ago on Sunday, narrowly eclipsing the Socialists, who […]

Tursky opposes coalition with Kickl in every government function

Tursky opposes coalition with Kickl in every government function

Former ÖVP state secretary and current Innsbruck mayoral candidate Florian Tursky joins the ranks of leading People’s Party elders who have staunchly rejected the formation of a government coalition with FPÖ federal party chairman Herbert Kickl after the National Council elections. “I do not want him to play a role in this republic, either as […]

Controversial amnesty law passed in Spain

Controversial amnesty law passed in Spain

After months of debate, the Spanish House of Representatives passed a controversial amnesty law for supporters of Catalan independence. Lawmakers in Madrid approved the project by a narrow majority on Thursday, with 178 in favor and 172 against. Former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont, who can now return to Spain after years in exile, will […]