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Thread: 22 September 2022: Day 211 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: focuses on the announced #Russian "partial mobilisation" yesterday, doubts Moscow can raise 300,000 troops, and notes the "considerable political risk" to #Putin of trying to regenerate manpower for the war on #Ukraine in this way.
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🚨Breaking 🚨

The EU Commission proposes - for the 1st time in its history - to suspend the disbursement of 65% of EU funds due to #Hungary in effort to protect #ruleoflaw (loopholes remain)

Now EU-26 must approve it at QMV (unlike under Art 7 #Poland can’t veto it)
Why does the EU suddenly threaten #Hungary with (partial) suspension of EU funds?

(Spoiler: To save everyone’s face)

1. EU leaders show to the public to remain in control vis-à-vis autocratic #Hungary

2. to then approve #Hungary recovery plan (only remaining unapproved)
Today’s EU Commission proposal to suspend EU funds to #hungary originates in #EUCO back in Dec ‘20 that broke deal re: #NextGenerationEU

That ‘deal with the Devil’ put EU into a bind : gaining the power to formally suspend funds meant to turn a blind eye to major breaches
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BREAKING: 🇪🇺 suspending 65% of 🇭🇺#Hungary’s EU funding because of #Orban’s attacks on the rule of law, announces Commissioner @JHahnEU.

It pertains to €7.5 billion in funding.
The suspension of #Hungary's EU funds uses a new conditionality mechanism created in 2020.

With this Commission decision, the Council (national governments) has one month to approve or reject the suspension - *by qualified majority*. 🇭🇺or🇵🇱 can't veto.…
German Green MEP @Daniel_Freund is not impressed.

"What the EU Commission is selling as a success is less impressive at closer inspection". According to his estimates, the cohesion funds this applies to amounts to a cut of only 20% to Hungary's total EU budget for 2021-2027.
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Sunday 18 September, daily thread number 207 covering the news and analysis of #Russia's illegal invasion.

The fundraising to help #Ukraine's army with specific items for winter stands at £900 / €1000 after 2 days which is amazing - please see the pinned tweet if you can help!
A late start today to the thread, but it's been largely quiet in #Ukraine so far this Sunday.

For all yesterday's stories check through yesterday's thread right here:

#SlavaUkraini #StandWithUkraine

In #Kramatorsk a hotel was destroyed by shelling.

#Russians will doubtless claim it was housing #Ukraine soldiers, no way to prove either way in the fog of war, but there are no reported civilian casualties in the city near the frontline in #Donetsk region.

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🇭🇺 Details leaked from #Orban's closed door speech in front of his #Fidesz audience last week:
- #UkraineRussiaWar could last till 2030, 🇺🇦 may lose half of its territory.
- He will try to veto the prolonging of the sanctions on 🇷🇺
- He hopes to have new 🇮🇹 gov support im this
- #Europe is to blame for this 'local' war becoming 'global'
- by 2030 the EU 🇪🇺 could fall apart
- by 2040 muslims will be the majority in 🇫🇷 cities
- by 2030 🇭🇺 and #V4 🇨🇿🇵🇱🇸🇰 could be net contributors in which case it shall be asked if the membership worth it at all
- #Fidesz new generation shall be fit and prepared to govern #Hungary until 2060 (!)

More on this in #HUN:…
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Hello and welcome to Friday, which is Day 205 of #Russia's war on #Ukraine.

Here's the daily thread, with all the news that matters.
If you want to flick through yesterday's stories, be my guest:

#StopRussia #StandWithUkraine
Generally a quiet night in #Ukraine. The usual shelling from #Russia|ns in the likes of #Nikopol and #Sumy, but even in the latter fewer than 60 grads fired in the region in the last 24 hours, which although it sounds horrendous, is well down on usual daily figures.

There were four slight injuries in #Kharkiv when rockets landed early this morning.

Two adults and minors aged 5 and 17 suffered slight shrapnel wounds in the Slobidskyi district of the city.
There's reported to be a car burning.

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There is nothing wrong with the fact that the European Commission is not willing to give money to a government that would rather spend the funds on the enrichment of the Prime Minister's relatives than on the prosperity of #Hungary. 1/10
On the other hand, it is possible, and indeed, it is necessary to criticise the fact that even during one of the most serious social and economic catastrophes in Hungary, the Commission does not try to go above and beyond to make it happen… 2/10
to bypass the Hungarian government and allow the beneficiaries and recipients to receive these funds directly.

I just wrote a letter about this to @vonderleyen, the president of the European Commission. 3/10
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"we should have listened to #Poland & the Baltic states, when they were warning us for years that #Putin 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩"‼️

#PolandFirstToHelp #BeLikePoland #BeLike🇵🇱 #PutinWarCrimes #RussiaIsATerroristState #RussiaIsANaziState #RussiaInvadedUkraine
@vonderleyen @vonderleyen: "You should have listened to #Poland 🇵🇱".
@BeataSzydlo's poignant comment: "one can't help but wonder, wheter it's a genuine reflection..."

#PolandFirstToHelp #BeLikePoland #BeLike🇵🇱 #PutinWarCrimes #RussiaIsATerroristState #VonDerLeyen
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It's Day 203 of the war. #Russia's inhuman, unprovoked, not to mention illegal war in #Ukraine.

The UN is powerless, some would say pointless. It's purely up to Ukraine and its' supporters to #StopPutin

Live updates in this 🧵, or catch up on y'day here

Big attack on the southern #Ukraine city of #Mykolaiv overnight.

The mayor has so far only said some private houses were hit. No news on casualties yet.

#Nikolaev #RussiaIsATerroristState #StandWithUkraine
Once again we've seen far fewer attacks than "normal" from #Russia in the last 12 hours. In fact it's newsworthy that there was not a single rocket fired on #Kharkiv overnight.

#RussiansGoHome #StopRussia
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Let's talk electricity.

Europe is in danger of rolling electricity shortages from what I call a crisis of confidence.

I will explain why, back it with data & kindly ask YOU to share it as the fix lies in voting for balanced policies. We must adapt, urgently!

For those of you short of time, attached a brief summary of the issue at hand.

I was asked to compare the 1970ies energy crisis with today's for a Turkish newspaper. My answer below.

For those of you with time, please read on.

2/n #Greenflation #Stagflation @WifeyAlpha ImageImageImageImage
The European electricity grid is a modern miracle. It is the largest synchronous electrical grid (by connected power) in the world. It interconnects 520 million end-customers in 32 countries, including non-European Union members such as Morocco or Turkey.

3/n Image
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Thread | Quick recap of latest #telecom news and #insights, including BT's new Budapest office, Magyar Telekom's pay deal, exit at Pelipod & much more:

#Office #Telecom #Hybridworking #Europe #Operations #WFH

BT Hungary opens doors to new offices
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💥Few days after #ViktorOrban visited Moscow, #Hungary upping its game over EU's sanctions vs #Russia

The sanctions list can only be rolled over by unanimous vote

Deadline for renewal: 15 Sept

#Thread on why this is not 'business as usual' 1/8

@EditaHrdaEU @SFischer_EU
2/ When EU agreed Russia oil embargo, HU used its veto to get exemptions for pipeline imports

It could point out to a) vital econ interests b) similar impact on two other CE landlocked countries

This time: HU is alone
3/ None of the three RU oligarchs that Orbán wants de-listed from EU sanctions (visa ban, asset freeze) have substantial business in #Hungary

These are big🐟for #Putin & his bussiness matters: Usmanov seen as his fixer
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MOA/ How Russia Can (And Will?) De-NATO-size Europe
What Happens To Europe When Russia Wins? (vid)…
Lira states, and I agree with him, that Russia will win the war in the Ukraine, take the south and east to likely create a new country and leave the rest of the cadaver for #Poland, #Hungary, #Romania, Lithuania and others to feast on.

But then what?
This is not over... READ IT Pl.
the best of MOA
The current ideological leaders of Europe will have to be replaced by clean ones who follow the German tradition of Realpolitik

It may still hope that European leaders will recognized the deadly game the U.S. is playing with them
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HHC uncovers how #Hungary Chief Justice Varga Zs. unlawfully appointed several judges to the Kúria. Through an FoI, we obtained data that shows how he circumvented rules of appointment to place certain people in key positions. A short 🧵.
One of the most well-known such individuals is Judge Hajas, previous secretary of state in Judit Varga’s Justice Ministry. Similarly to Chief Justice Varga Zs,. Hajas had no prior judicial experience, yet he was skyrocketed to the bench of the highest court in Hungary.
Despite clear breaches of procedural rules established by law, no domestic remedy is available against the appointments. Consequences can be far-reaching. ECtHR’s Astradsson v. Iceland established the criteria to assess if the right to a tribunal established by law was breached.
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The last day of August, the last day of summer.
Sadly, not the last day of #Russia's monstrous and illegal war on #Ukraine.

We've reached Day 189
If you want to scroll through yesterday's news, including a late story about more war crimes, click⬇️

The day started in bad, but predictable fashion for the people of #Kharkiv

Virtually on the stroke of midnight the new round of shelling began. This was just hours after the murderous attack on the city yesterday which killed five.

#RussiaIsATerroristState #Kharkov #Ukraine

At least two people have been injured in the night-time attack on #Kharkiv (RU: #Kharkov)

Exact details have not been released, but the Governor Oleh Sinehubov confirmed a residential building in the centre has been hit.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
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I had an interesting conversation on #Polish-#Hungarian relations yesterday under #ChathamHouse rule. I would like to share my key conclusion without further details. It will be highly disturbing from a #Polish perspective, but may contribute to a reflection process.
#Polish foreign & security policy talks from an intellectual and moral high ground to previously more #Russia-friendly partners, especially #Germany, because PL & the Baltic states correctly predicted Russia's aggressive behaviour,
while #German & other Western European stakeholders were reluctant to give credit for their correct analysis. As disturbing this lessoning behaviour might be from a German perspective, history demonstrated that #Poland & Baltics have a better understanding of #Russia ...
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1/7 Hungary's State Audit Office published a report on "pink education" arguing that a dominance of women among teachers is causing demographic challenges and could put boys at a disadvantage in schools, @nepszava reports - THREAD…
2/7 The study says 82% of schoolteachers are women and "female" traits such as emotional and social maturity, hard work, obedience, tolerance for monotony and verbal skills are more valued in schools than "male" traits like risk taking, math skills, a cnack for mechanics or logic
3/7 The study says that male characteristics are "penalized" in schools, which causes boys to have psychological problems and will keep them from fulfilling their potential.
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Thread: 22 August 2022: Day 180 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update focuses on the problems #Russia is having mobilising and motivating its "auxiliary forces", i.e. the #Ukrainians in the occupied territories like the Donbas. Moscow is trying terror and inducement (money), but the forces remain unreliable for offensives.
Thread on the "Wagner" unit, an instrument of #Russia's state, often wrongly referred to as a "mercenary" outfit.
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Flows of oil from #Russia to Central Europe have halted over a pipeline payments dispute. Authorities in #Hungary, #Slovakia and the #Czech Republic confirmed on Tuesday that Russian oil deliveries from a critical pipeline stopped due to European sanctions on payments.+
Transneft, state-owned operator of the Russian portion of the pipeline, pays transit fees to #Ukraine, UkrTransNafta, for the oil to pass through. Transneft said its July payment had been returned due to EU sanctions aimed at punishing #Russia for its war with the #US in Ukraine.
Not surprising:
After mounting a ferocious campaign on #Russia that the #Ukraine grain will save the world from starvation, two of the ships that have left ports in Ukraine after months of being trapped there are going to #Turkey, others to #England, #Ireland, #Italy and #China.
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Tokjaj Wine Region (Hungaria)
1063 AD
ہنگری میں واقع توکاج وائن کا علاقہ بین الاقوامی سطح پر مشہور ھے۔
اس علاقےکی تاریخ صدیوں پہلے شروع ھوتی ھے.
دراصل یہ شراب کی کاشت کا خطہ تھا اور ان زیر زمین گھروں میں شراب کو سٹور کیا جاتا تھا۔
توکاج کا قدیم ترین
تذکرہ قدیم ہنگری کتاب (Hungarian History Book) گیسٹا ہنگارورم (Gesta Hungarorum) یعنی "ہنگریوں کے اعمال" میں بھی پایا گیا ھے۔
1252ء کی ایک نامور ہنگری دستاویز"Hegyalja" میں اسی خطے کا ذکر "Hétszőlő" یعنی "قدیم انگوروں کے باغات" کے نام سے ملتا ھے۔
مختلف قسم کی مشکلات اوررکاوٹوں سے
نبرد آزما ھونے کے بعد دنیا کے پہلے شراب کے علاقے "توکاج وائن ریجن" کی ترقی اور مسلسل مقبولیت اس حد تک رہی کہ 2002 میں #یونیسکو نے اس خطے کو عالمی ثقافتی ورثے کی فہرست میں شامل کیا گیا جوکہ ایک انتہائی اہم ایوارڈ تھا.
اقوام متحدہ کی تنظیم یونیسکو کی فہرست میں صرف غیر معمولی، قدیم،
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This thread has very revealing data showing that mRNA-vaccinations create majority of the covid cases. Largest covid waves come always after the booster rounds. Not before. AFTER.

🧵 2/51

Isn't it weird coincidence that the EU suffered the most largest covid wave right after the boosting started?

Ofcourse this can be coincidence but with
what possibility the very same thing happened also in every EU memeber country? Keep reading...

#EU #COVID Image
🧵3/51 - Norway.

#Norway #COVID19 #CovidVaccine #Facts Image
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#ViktorOrban had a speech that made waves last week. I watched it so you don't have to.A thread.The #Hungarian prime minister went to #Romania in the middle of the #Carpathians in a region where a sizable minority of around 1 million #Hungarians have lived for centuries. They /1
were sent by the #Empire as settlers & have been living isolated, hundreds of km from the border with #Hungary proper, maintaining their language, identity, surrounded by a majority of #Romanians. The choice of the location matters as the audience lives there (star)/2
in beautiful surroundings. #Hungary has been supporting this minority investing in #agriculture #schools loans, building new sports arenas while the #Romanian government has been tolerant of this encroachment on sovereignty to maintain #social #peace good relations /3
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Thread: 29 July 2022: Day 156 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update is on the "Wagner" unit, says its "new level of integration [with the #Russian Army in eastern #Ukraine] further undermines the Russian authorities' long-standing policy of denying links between PMCs and the Russian state". Which is British understatement Image
The #Biden administration continues denying #Ukraine weapons, in this case ATACMS surface-to-surface missiles, because of its deranged fear of #Russia "escalating", as if that is an actual Thing at this point.
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I want to add some more details about the potential reshaping of European alliances and territories.
Moreover I want to address the question about how #Serbia and #Hungary could survive opposing Western orders.
#Russia #Ukraine #Kiev #Donbass
I was asking myself for some time, since the beginning of the #SMO, how does #Orban, from #Hungary, and #Vucic, from #Serbia, openly withstand the Western pressure, to comply. Why was I curious?
- They can't withstand The West militarily.
- They would be sanctioned to death.
- They are landlocked with hostile #NATO countries (I know, that #Hungary IS NATO)
Under such circumstances you can NOT afford, to not follow Western orders.
How can they do it then?
If we take a look at the map, then I think we can see the answer. See my attached map. Image
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