Displaying items by tag: EU principles violations

The European Commission has written to five Polish regional councils urging them to abandon declarations that they are "LGBT-free" in order to receive funding, one of the councils affected confirmed on Monday.

Published in Poland

(This Aug. 14 story corrects paragraph 4 to say an estimated 8,000 (not 2,000) people joined the march)

Published in Romania
  • Decree bans sales of affected books close to churches
  • PM Orban on collision course with EU, rights groups
  • Order spells out implication of new school law
Published in Hungary
  • Referendum on LGBT issues due by early 2022
  • PM Orban faces parliamentary election next year
  • Nationalist Orban sees "ideological war" with EU
  • LGBT issue emerges as key topic in election campaign
Published in Hungary

Some bookstores in Hungary placed notices at their entrances this week telling customers that they sell “non-traditional content.” The signs went up in response to a new law that prohibits “depicting or promoting” homosexuality and gender transitions in material accessible to children.

Published in Hungary

Activists in Hungary erected a 10-meter-high (30-foot-high) rainbow-colored heart opposite the country’s neo-Gothic parliament on Thursday, vowing to wage a civil disobedience campaign against a new law that they say discriminates against LGBT people and that has raised questions about what values the European Union stands for.

Published in Hungary

Hungary has fined the distributor of a children's book about same-sex 'rainbow families' under a law that bans unfair trade practices, a move described by its U.S. author as a "direct attack on freedom of information and the freedom to publish".

Published in Hungary

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday accused European leaders of acting like “colonialists” in their criticism of a controversial law that’s seen as limiting the rights of LGBT people in that country.

Published in Hungary

Dutch criticism of Hungary over a new law on LGBT rights reeks of a moral supremacy rooted in a colonial past, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

Published in Hungary

Several leading European newspapers have refused to run a paid advertisement signed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, saying they do not want to give space to a politician they accuse of subverting human rights and press freedom.

Published in Hungary
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