Slovak Government Faces No Confidence Test
5 December 2022
Below find the highlights from the week as well as stories that will be developing in the near future.
Prague Protests: Problems continue to worsen for the embattled Czech PM Andrej Babis as protestors once again went to the streets to call for his resignation. The past several demonstrations have been the largest since the Fall of Communism, and this last Sunday, the numbers appeared to top a quarter of a million. (more on the Guardian)
Orbán wins in the EU General Court: Today, the court ruled that a Hungarian law related to tax on advertisements does not violate EU state aid rules. This goes against a 2016 decision of the EU Commission, but the ruling can be appealed.
Polish Judicial Reform Unlawful: Another court ruling had an important impact on the V4, and this time it did not go in the governments favour. The judicial reforms of 2018 by the far right PiS government in Poland were deemed unlawful and stated that the judges must be reinstated. (more on Human Rights Watch)