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Eszter Zalan
Reporter for covering European affairs. Keeping an eye on conflict zones. Former AFP journo in Hungary.
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EUobserver 13h
[Analysis] While France's Emmanuel and Germany's Angela might see the world similarly, their efforts to kickstart Europe lacks political ambition and capital.
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EUobserver Jan 21
Parliament targets 'fake' political groups
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EUobserver Jan 15
parliament rejects May's Brexit deal in historic defeat
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EUobserver Jan 15
[Ticker] May's Brexit deal defeated by 230 votes
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Eszter Zalan Jan 11
. on ’s comments that he wants the anti- forces to take over the European Parliament: “I have to check this because I can’t really believe what I read so I would rather not comment”
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Eszter Zalan Jan 11
“91 percent of Romanians are against any kind of pardon for corruption offences”, “We need EU”, says poster of protestors outside the govt palace in Bucharest, citing a recent poll
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Eszter Zalan Jan 11
. tells journalists that has an image problem. "Fighting corruption brings out the worst of the political class," he quips, pledging to keep on fighting to match the expectations of Romanian citizens
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Eszter Zalan Jan 11
. warns Romanian govt that "essentials" of the structure should not be undermined. "Essentials would be undermined if amnesty would happen, it would be a step backwards," referring a plan by the govt for prison pardons and amnesty for politicians
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Eszter Zalan Jan 10
. charms Romanian hosts by delivering his entire speech in Romanian, and recalling that his family’s first car was a grey Dacia. But warns: Romania can decide now whether internal politics will be “dire warning or good example”. Tusk gets standing ovation
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Eszter Zalan Jan 10
Misconceptions & prejudices are to be blamed for concerns, liberal said @ opening ceremony, adding that some institutions (hint: judiciary) are still stuck in the past & clarification will help. Same claim was used by PL, HU to overhaul judiciary
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Eszter Zalan Jan 10
Romania gets ready to officially launch its presidency . It’s a tough one: Brexit, EU budget talks, crucial European elections, and no compromise is sight on asylum policy
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Eszter Zalan Jan 10
Orban has told earlier in a speech: it should adopt his policies or face challenge. 's PM wants to turn EPP into his image
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EUobserver Jan 8
, Italy's deputy PM from the in Italy's ruling coalition, offers the use of his party's IT platform, called Rousseau, to help organise future events in France.
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Shaun Walker Dec 21
One of the most noticeable things about Hungarian politics is how male-dominated and macho it is. A group of female MPs has been changing that over the past week of protests. My piece:
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Katalin Halmai Dec 18
Romanian Presidency has not yet drawn up plans how to proceed with the procedure against . PermRep said they would reflect on the results of the last GAC discussions
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Eszter Zalan Dec 17
Just to be clear, was a joke
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Eszter Zalan Dec 17
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Eszter Zalan Dec 17
👇 Key reason why opposition protestors and MPs chose the state media HQ to make a stand. Following elections in April, said the 's Fidesz party had an undue campaign advantage becasue of biased media, and increasing media control
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Eszter Zalan Dec 17
Key ECJ decision on out now on forced retirement of Supreme Court judges
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Peter Murphy Dec 17
Video of the actual ejection of the two MPs here, notable the apparent sympathy yet impotence of the police re the security guards actions
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