26 décembre 2007, par European Commission
À compter du 21 décembre 2007, l’Estonie, la République tchèque, la Lituanie, la Hongrie, la Lettonie, Malte, la Pologne, la Slovaquie et la Slovénie feront partie de l’espace Schengen. Les contrôles aux frontières intérieures, tant terrestres que maritimes, entre ces pays et les quinze États déjà membres seront levés. L’idéal de la liberté de circulation trouvera là une expression très concrète : après ce dernier élargissement, la frontière orientale de l’espace Schengen mesurera 4 278 km.
24 December 2007, by European Commission
As of 21st December 2007, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia will become part of the Schengen area. Controls at internal land and sea borders between these countries and the current 15 member states will be lifted. This will result in a very tangible expression of the free movement ideal: this latest enlargement extends the free movement area by 4,278 km.
28 November 2007, by Simon Patrick
ECRI published this study following its consultations with international non-governmental organisations and national specialised bodies to combat racism and racial discrimination on the issue of ethnic data collection. The study offers an overview on the legal and practical framework for ethnic data collection in the Member States of the Council of Europe. It includes case studies on the collection of these «sensitive» data in France, Hungary Germany and United Kingdom.
21 November 2007, by Budapest Analyses
In recent years, the declared and unrealised reforms characterised the policies of the Hungarian government with respect to the secret services. The reforms declared as a political objective, i.e., the merger of the two civilian and two military services was a total failure. This cannot be simply translated into a failure of the services concerned about their particular interests - the National Security Office (NHB), the Information Office (IH), the Military Intelligence Office (KFH), the Military Security Office (KBH) and the National Security Special Service, providing services - to act in order to validate their interests. It is more likely that the experiment - without being construed by the government as a top priority issue and without in-depth and constructive consultations and agreements with the opposition - was doomed from the onset.
13 June 2007, by Toth Judit
Proceedings were begun by a welcome from Dr Judit Tóth, the chair of the first session, on behalf of the Minority Studies Institute, the Hungarian section of the Challenge Consortium, which is made up of 23 international research institutes. The Consortium concentrates on the changing landscapes of European liberty and security issues, and this conference was to address some of the issues brought up by the enlargement of the EU and the interactions between its various members, and those countries on its borders.
13 December 2006, by European Digital Rights
The Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom decided not to sign the national law regarding the promulgation of the EU-US PNR (Passenger Name Records) agreement and sent it back to the Parliament, considering that it can be improved.
17 July 2006, by Farkas Lilla
On 9 June 2006 the Debrecen Appeals Court overruled the first instance judgment in the Miskolc Desegregation Case. It found that by the decision that integrated seven schools without simultanously redrawing the catchment areas Miskolc upheld the segregation of Roma children, thus violating their right to equal treatment based on ethnic origin. The court ordered Miskolc to publicize the finding through the Hungarian Press Agency. CFCF is planning to shortly start proceedings against Miskolc in order to have a homogenous Roma school shut down and its pupils transferred to the nearby elite school. CFCF believes that the judgment sets a promising precedent for the Roma community that recently suffered a blow from the European Court of Human Rights in the Ostrava case.
17 July 2006, by UN News Center
Hungary has taken significant steps to address the problems faced by its minorities, particularly the Roma, but the country’s economic transition as well as racial discrimination continue to place them at a disadvantage compared to the majority, an independent United Nations expert said today.
10 January 2006, by eGovernment News
The Hungarian Parliament has passed in July 2005 a law on electronic freedom of information, which according to the Ministry of Informatics and Communication makes Hungary one of the most progressive countries in the world with regard to the publicity of information of public interest.
10 January 2006, by Hungarian Ministry of Informatics and Communications
In today’s session Parliament passed the law on electronic freedom of information, introduced by the Ministry of Informatics and Communication. Minister of Informatics and Communications Kálmán Kovács commented that the new law signifies the birth of a new right of freedom which makes Hungary one of the most progressive countries in the world as well as Europe with regard to the publicity of information of public interest.
6 September 2005, by Research Institute of Ethnic and National Minorities
The workshop is an integrative part of the EU6 framework research programme «Challenge - The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security» (2004-2008). This working package including research institutes, scholars from Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria and Malta covers on short-term and long-term impacts of enlargement on regional and neighbourhood contacts, public order, security issues, as well as national identity aspects. The event would provide a direct exchange of views on methods and analysis of effects, selection of data or a debate on existing results after the first year of the joint work.
30 November 2004, by Agius Leslie,
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The objective is to assess the medium and long-term impact of accession process and enlargement on overlapping issues of external and internal security with regional contacts, especially in the context of partial accession of nations to the Union. From May 2004 several diasporas belong to the new member states will remain outside of the EU external borders (ethnic Polish in the CIS countries, Hungarians in Romania etc.).