MEPs discussed the fundamental rights situation in Hungary with Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.Political group leaders and MEPs took the floor to give their views on a new law, perceived as targeting the Central European University, media pluralism, the independence of the judiciary and the tightening of rules for non-governmental organisations and asylum seekers.
Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee MEPs on Tuesday. Culture Committee MEPs advocated tightening up the child protection provisions of EU rules on audiovisual media services and also those on advertising and promoting European audiovisual works. Their ideas still need to be endorsed by Parliament as a whole.
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During his official visit to Slovakia EP President, Antonio Tajani, gave a keynote speech during EU Speaker's conference in Bratislava. He met also with Andrej Kiska, President of Slovakia as well as with Miroslav Lajcak, Slovak Minister for Foreign and European Affairs.