Hungary made the investment decision has on the construction branch for gas “Turkish stream”

The Hungarian GTS operator FGSZ establish an investment plan regarding the construction of the gas link with Serbia. This branch will gas from Turkish stream. The pipeline is planned to be operational until October 1, 2021.

“FGSZ Ltd. hereby informs the market participants that the Hungarian regulator in the field of energy and utilities (MEKH), in its decision approved the proposal of the 10-year development plan that includes construction of a new Serbian-Hungarian gas pipeline Interconnector with a capacity of 6 billion cubic meters per year”,— stated in the message FGSZ.

Earlier Budapest has repeatedly expressed interest in Russian gas from Turkish stream. As stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in the beginning of 2020, the construction shouldn’t take much time, since this stretch is 15 km.

On export deliveries of Russian gas this year — in the material “Kommersant” “Gazprom lowers the export to Europe”.


Smokes is trout

Animated picture Emmanuel Pierrot

Jim Harrison must go back to his grave: this year, he could not have teased trout in the rivers of the Morvan, near his friend Gérard Oberlé, writer ogre of knowledge and good things to drink and eat . All of this is the fault of this damn coronavirus that prohibits dipping the wire in water. However, we know a lot of chicks who recognize themselves through the words of Jim Harrison in A good day to die (ed. 10/18, 2003): “I was struck again by the way the fishery helped me to wipe out everything else, at least as long as I was in the river. For a few hours, all the problems – money, sex, alcohol, madness – disappeared in my concentration on the river, the places where the big trout were probably, the clear currents or in the swirls near the grassy shore , or behind the big rocks and pebbles that protruded from the surface of the water, forming pockets of water that always seemed to contain one or two fish. ”

Ass comb

Our old friend Bébert is one of those guys for whom life revolves around three pillars: the factory, the garden, fishing. Turner that he was Bébert. “OHQ” as we said for a highly skilled worker. At the workshop, he was entrusted with the machining of prototypes on his Ernault Somua lathe. You shouldn’t have risked touching his bike, which he burnt like a new penny. He was so proud of it that he didn’t understand anything when the takeover’s combs passed before him without a look or a word. It’s true what, almost forty banks to machine scrap for the same taulier, it deserved at least a bit of chat. He didn’t see anything coming either when the HRD told him that it was not going very much question backlog. It must be said that Bébert is not the kind of guy who gossips at the bistro after work. Him, it is the garden, the fishing which ventilates the mood. So when the big egg spoke “Production outsourcing” in Hungary and China, he simply put his tools in their large rag, emptied his closet in the locker room and then he went home to butter his potatoes. When his wife tumbled into the garden to unpack his chickweed, he simply shrugged, grumbling: “I was told I have enough quarters for retirement.”

Giant of Flanders

Sometimes he misses his turn, the smell of hot metal, the precision of a successful adjustment. But he doesn’t say anything because he always has something to take care of. The garden first: prepare the soil for the end of winter before the spring sowing: transplant, pick, pick, water, and then there is always a blade of grass to pull. You also have to take care of the hens, the rabbits (he is particularly proud of his giant of Flanders, a male), give a helping hand to his wife to hull the beans of the canned goods. Winter, Bébert “Do his wood” as he says in his communal affouage. He cuts, he splits oak, beech, foyard. Logs and quarters of 50 cm (it is precise as in the factory) for the Godin stove which heats a large part of their house. Bébert does everything himself. He never put the words “autarky”, “autonomy” in Scrabble. But the other day, he laughed softly when he heard on TV talking about “transition”, “living and consuming differently”. “I’ve always lived like this, that he thought, and my world will last long enough before I pass the gun to the left. “


And then there is fishing. This year, as usual, Bébert checked his gear in February. You have to see him polishing his rods, disassembling and checking his reels, mounting his lines, classifying his hooks and lures in his drawer box as tidy as that of his wife’s sewing. At dawn on March 14, he was happy as a kid, posted in one of his favorite fishing spots. To tell the truth, he doesn’t care a bit about the fish, especially since the farmed trout that has just been released is a bit like “duck fishing” at funfairs. Bébert especially likes “to take some fresh air” as he says, snack alone with his dog corniaud by scanning the river bed where he hopes to see a real trout, “A savage”. This year, Bébert came back from fishing with a nice … dandelion salad they ate with bacon and a poached egg. When containment landed like smallpox on the low clergy, Bébert sighed that he was “Too old for this kind of bullshit”. But the doctor phoned: with his emphysema (the fault in the scrap metal dust at the factory), he has to stay well sealed so as not to catch the coronavirus. As usual, he shrugged. he “Fuck the coronamachin” and then “Those joggers idiots”, they have the right to run in the countryside. So why shouldn’t he walk his dog along the river?

Big fario

So the other afternoon, after sowing an 18-day radish plank in the garden, he goes to the water’s edge while the boss goes shopping at Super-U. The dog knows the way alone, over there where the river bends under a large willow. This is where it hides “The memory”, thinks Bébert. A big fario that he spotted a handful of times when she came out of his hideout, a huge strain. Bébert admires him. She fucked all the fishermen in the area. He is afraid it will end up in a landing net. He never had the trophy virus. He would just like to feel it undulate between his fingers underwater like when he was fishing by hand, kid. Today, the wave is clear under a hot spring sun. Bébert leans against the stump under which he distinguishes a tapered shadow. It’s for sure, it’s her. So he plunges his arms into the water to try to catch Memère. But it is already far away when Bébert falls with all his weight into the river.

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“You are going to catch death”, she says Bébert’s wife as he dries himself with a rough towel. Once the anger of his mishap is over, he smiles and thinks he’s twelve years old this afternoon. Then he leaves in a huge laugh when he sees in the middle of his wife’s shopping a bag of smoked trout which she is carefully disinfecting with hydroalcoholic gel.

Noirmoutier beanie

Like all fish when smoked, trout love potatoes, especially when they are early, like those grown on the island of Noirmoutier. The star is the bonnotte but there is also the earlier sirtema, the iodea, the lady christ’l. Here is a recipe for “Bonnet apples in goat whipped cream and dill, strips of smoked trout and Siltimur pepper” that you can make with the potatoes available in these confined times.

You need 20 medium-sized underwear for six people; 2 slices of smoked trout cut into strips; 20 cl of very cold liquid cream; ½ fresh goat cheese log; 12 small sprigs of dill; 1 lime cut into quarters; Siltimur pepper or another if you can’t find it (black pepper, Espelette pepper …)

Wash and brush the potatoes then immerse them in a large pot of boiling salted water. Allow 10 minutes for cooking as soon as it boils again. Drain and keep warm. Whip the liquid cream with a mixer. In another bowl, whisk the goat cheese with the rinsed and finely chopped dill and stir in the cream. Whisk again and keep cool.

Arrange the bonnottes on each plate (about three per guest), cutting the top to make the flesh of the potato visible. Using a fluted piping bag or a spoon, arrange your cream.

Add one or two strips of trout, a sprig of dill and a wedge of lime. Give two mill turns with Siltimur pepper and it’s ready.

You can zest your lime in the whipped cream.

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Von der Leyen warns Hungary that there will be a response if the restrictions are exceeded

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. / EP
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. / EP

The Magyar Parliament has granted the Orban Executive extraordinary powers with no time limit that allow it to govern by decree


The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has warned Hungary that there will be a legal response to the new restrictions of the Prime Minister’s Government Viktor Orban if they unnecessarily attack fundamental freedoms.

Von der Leyen has assured that she is “willing to act if the restrictions go beyond what is allowed,” according to statements published this Sunday by the newspaper ‘Bild am Sonntag’.

The Hungarian Parliament has awarded the Government extraordinary powers and without time limit that allow Orban to rule by decree and without parliamentary control.

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Von der Leyen has defended the need to establish exceptional measures to combat the coronavirus, «but measurements must be proportionate, within a time limit and with democratic control ».

Hungary has confirmed 1,410 positive cases for coronavirus and 99 deaths. Globally, 1,789,985 are infected and 109,823 are deceased, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.


Von der Leyen threatens criminal proceedings due to the Emergency Law

Ursula von der Leyen

The President of the European Commission is threatening Hungary with criminal proceedings.

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Berlin, Brussels In view of the controversial Corona Emergency Act in Hungary, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has threatened Budapest with criminal proceedings. “I am ready to act if the restrictions exceed the permitted level,” she said in the “Bild am Sonntag”. “Then there is a risk of infringement proceedings.” Other politicians have already called for concrete steps against Hungary.

Hungarian national leader Viktor Orban had been granted extensive powers of attorney by the Budapest parliament in late March to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. In this way, he can govern by ordinance without a time limit and possibly without parliamentary control. The emergency law had triggered criticism and concern at home and abroad.

Von Leyen emphasized that it was generally OK if EU countries responded to the crisis with emergency measures. “But: The measures must be proportionate, limited in time, democratically controlled.” The Commission is observing this in all countries, “but with Hungary we take a particularly close look because of critical past experiences”.

The CDU politician had already expressed similar views. Earlier this month, she said she was “particularly concerned about the situation in Hungary,” and said: If necessary, the EU Commission would act. The authority has not initiated any infringement proceedings since then. Such a procedure could result in an action before the European Court of Justice.

The SPD European politician Katarina Barley, on the other hand, has already called for concrete steps against Hungary and also against Poland because of their actions in the Corona crisis. “There is currently a great temptation for governments in some EU countries to gain unlimited powers under the guise of fighting pandemics,” said the Vice President of the European Parliament to the editorial network Germany (Saturday).

In the EU treaties, all countries committed to the rule of law, democracy and the separation of powers. Where national governments questioned this, the EU Commission had to act as guardian of the treaties and file a lawsuit with the ECJ, Barley demanded. She referred to Hungary, where Orban, under the pretext of combating corona, had indefinitely disempowered Parliament. In the case of Hungary, Barley had previously demanded that the EU Commission apply to the ECJ for an injunction.

In Poland, the ruling PiS party holds onto the presidential election in May with all its might, although a free and fair election campaign is impossible because of the pandemic. “It is crucial for the future of the EU that the fight against the pandemic is in line with the European values ​​of a liberal democracy.”

The conservative Seeheimer Kreis in the SPD demands in a position paper, which was available to the news portal, that the EU should cancel Hungary “in a first step” all EU money. “The governments in Poland and Hungary are making deliberate use of the corona crisis to further undermine democratic structures in their countries,” says the paper, as reported on Saturday. “Both countries are trampling on European values.” Poland must “immediately withdraw the” unconstitutional change “in its right to vote and return to the rule of law.”

It is not clear how Hungary is supposed to be painted. The EU states are currently negotiating a new budget framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Germany and other countries are pressing for future disbursements of EU funds to be linked to compliance with common values ​​such as the rule of law. Such a link to the financial framework would be new, but is controversial.

More: In an international emergency of all places, the European Union is losing its cohesion – even though the crisis has hit all member states hard. Germany must stand up to this.


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McFit founder Rainer Schaller: “I have given everyone a job guarantee and will stand by it”

McFit founder Rainer Schaller explains the job guarantee for his employees and the impact of the crisis on the fitness industry.

In 1997 I opened my very first studio in Würzburg. I had a completely new vision for that time. When people asked me how long we were open and what time they could train, I replied: “24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we open once and never close.”

We have been able to maintain this credo in many of our studios for over 20 years. Now all studios are closed by order of the authorities. We have 300 in: Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

If someone had told me four weeks ago that it would happen, I would not have believed it. And even now there are moments when the status quo seems almost surreal to me.

But of course the health consequences for the sick are much worse, some of which have to go to intensive care or worse.

Now we have to reposition ourselves and adapt. See how the world looks when everything is open again. We are a medium-sized, owner-managed company. I know almost every employee personally.


The European right facing the Orban dilemma

It is one of the unexpected side effects of coronavirus. The European People’s Party (EPP) is again considering the exclusion of Fidesz, a Hungarian party led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban. On Thursday, April 2, thirteen national parties of the European right wrote to its president, the Pole Donald Tusk, asking him to confirm the rupture.

Viktor Orban had the state of emergency voted on Monday 30 March without time limit, allowing him to govern by decree or demand the imprisonment of those accused of having broadcast “Fake news” on the Covid-19.

A divided camp

Since March 2019, Fidesz is already “Suspended” of the EPP. Seven parties (out of around 80) were then in favor of an expulsion, which Nea Demokratia in Greece or the Danish and Norwegian conservative parties are demanding again. But ” heavyweight “ of the EPP, like the Christian Democratic Union in Germany, Forza Italia and the Spanish People’s Party, have not joined the movement. Neither did the leader of the Republicans (LR) Christian Jacob.

The latter had received, on March 27, a missive signed Viktor Orban, in which the Prime Minister asked him to “Persuading Donald Tusk to stop sowing the seeds of division”. Between the former President of the European Council and Viktor Orban, nothing is right: Donald Tusk himself paved the way on 1er April, excluding Fidesz, by writing to member parties: “Many of you (…) have not agreed to expel the Fidesz from our political family. (…) But the time will soon come when you will have to reconsider your positions again. “

In the European Parliament, French MEPs continue to support Viktor Orban. Like LR MEP Anne Sander, for example, “This is not the time to argue, we must focus on fighting the virus. The EPP cannot afford the luxury of a political crisis now by pointing to the Fidesz. “ Other delegations, on the other hand, no longer know which way to dance: the cantor of the“Illiberalism” did he go too far this time? Or should we continue to play the party unity card?

A crisis in the crisis

“If until then, the EPP has been able to accommodate the actions of Viktor Orban, his anti-Semitic campaigns, his attacks against George Soros, etc., I doubt that things will be different today”, sighs Andrew Stoehlein, director of communications in Europe for the NGO Human Rights Watch. Viktor Orban, for his part, wrote to the Secretary General of the EPP on April 3, saying that he “Devote all his time to saving the lives of Hungarians” and that he “Has no time” for nothing else.

For Gerald Knaus, head of the think tank “European stability initiative” (ESI), “Viktor Orban makes fun of both the EPP and all European officials and draws his strength from their lack of courage and conviction.” 16 member states said in a statement “Concerned about the risk of violation of the rule of law (…) arising from certain emergency measures”, but never mention Hungary. The country was therefore able to associate itself with this declaration. A shame for Gerald Knaus, who sees it “Another unbearable snub for Europe”.


Hungary mocks 16 EU countries with signature – News

Due to a controversial emergency law, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban can now rule by decree. Now he ridiculed his European critics.

Last Monday it was Hungarian parliament almost completely disempoweredby conferring extensive powers on incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary’s parliament thus granted Viktor Orban’s government blanket permission to govern by decree “until the end of the danger situation”. Elections are suspended. Also parts of the law: An amendment to the penal code that stipulates prison terms of several years for spreading “false news”. Independent journalists in the country fear even more for their independence than they already do.

Hungary ridicules critics

In response, a paper was drawn up in which Hungary and its head of government, without naming them, were severely criticized. The text, which has now been signed by 16 states, states: “Emergency measures should be limited to what is absolutely necessary, they should be proportionate and limited, they should be checked regularly and they should respect the principles and international legal obligations mentioned,” the statement said. “You shouldn’t restrict freedom of expression or the press.”

By the way, Austria is not among the signers of this statement, in contrast to … Hungary. Hungary mocks the supporters of this paper with the signing. As the 17th nation, Austria’s eastern neighbor joined the declaration itself, the Hungarian Ministry of Justice announced on Thursday in the capital Budapest.

Austria’s Minister of Europe Karoline Edtstadler (ÖVP) justified the waiver of signatures by saying that Austria was relying on “direct talk”. Observers now fear that some parliaments could follow Hungary’s example and that democracy in many countries could suffer a setback.

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The New Corona Dictatorship – Morning Briefing

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for a few hours, since midnight Hungary a democratic zombie state of the European Union. With Corona, everything can be justified these days, including the introduction of one autocracy, as you can see from the example of Budapest. Prime minister Viktor Orbán Parliament had previously passed an emergency law with the vast majority of its Fidesz party and other right-wing groups. Now neo-orbanism includes governing by decree and criminal law for the critical journalism, everything indefinitely.

The spreading of “false and twisted news”, from which the government feels hindered, is now subject to severe punishment. So with supposed health care, freedom of expression is abolished, according to a method that Montesquieu has described: “A government only has to leave indefinite what is treachery and it becomes despotism.” The EU Commission has only one objection against this authorization law Urgent procedure before the European Court of Justice.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski plans to hold the May presidential election despite the pandemic of Corona.


The next fall is in Poland, another former communist satellite state. The ultra-conservative clique of power is holding on there Jaroslaw Kaczynski despite corona restrictions on presidential election on 10th of May firmly – and finally deformed the electoral law in a rush procedure. Now older citizens over the age of 60 and everyone who is in quarantine may only use Postal vote choose. It is actually not permitted to change the electoral law in the six months before the ballot. Incidentally, the government party’s notables PiS to be admired continuously on public television, which is in fact the same – the others have to campaign in their home office.

The policies of the Eastern European autocrats are a lot worse than the problem of Corona itself. Apparently, the virus catastrophe also confuses the sociologist’s picture of the paradigm shift Andreas Reckwitz has recently developed. He saw, shortly before the “outbreak”, a “regulative” in the future “Embedding liberalism” arise in response to an over-dynamic, excessive liberalism, who in turn – after the Reagan-Thatcher incision – followed the old “social corporatism”. Liberal is no longer in Hungary and Poland, but a lot is corporateist.

Anyone looking at protection from Covid-19 Virologists holds, has a selection problem. Take, for example, the permanent topic Mouthguard. Should he do it with the World Health Organization WHO keep their representatives Mike Ryan stresses that there is no specific evidence of benefit from wearing masks in general? On the contrary, improper use can even cause damage. Or should you prefer the German podcast luminaries Christian Drosten and Alexander Kekulé follow who absolutely recommend mouth protection? If you ask three scientists, you get four opinions, including on the question of all questions – which does not prevent Jena and Austria from prescribing facial protection when shopping.

As uncertain as the virologists are in detail, it is as certain Supply melee around the protective material. There is a “wild west mentality” on the market, revealed Markus Söder, first health defender in Bavaria and currently “role model” in Germany. He calls for “national emergency plans” for the procurement and even organized a weekly ration of one million protective masks from Siemens; BMW now produces 10,000 masks a day. But much more is needed throughout Germany: 115 million simple pieces, almost 47 million of the higher and 7.5 million of the highest quality level. That NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet wearing a mask over your mouth, but not over your nose, is one of the fun topics on the net. Söder counters Laschet’s wish for an early exit from the corona shutdown with a date: April 19. This is how long the new going-out limits apply in Bavaria, as in Saarland.

The five have the strength of the poison at business location D “Economics” examined in a special report. Since there is nothing certain about the virus spread and the emerging health problems, the inclined reader has to decide between scenarios: minus 2.8 percent after five weeks of contact blocking, minus 5.4 percent after seven weeks. Worst-case calculations of 20 percent (Ifo Institute) keep the economy Volker Wieland for exaggerated: “We are not at war, after which the capital stock would have been bombed afterwards and the workers are at the front.” The front of today is called home office.

It has 800 free evils Filmmakers from Berlin and Brandenburg Caught. You should be involved in two important Hollywood productions that were due to be shot in Germany in 2020. It is a matter of “Matrix 4” and “Uncharted”. Supposedly instructed representatives of the US studios Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures the German colleagues at the studio Babelsberg AGto give everyone notice: “Fire them all.” A Babelsberg subsidiary also acted in this way for the temporary employment contracts, which is why there is now a legal dispute. 90 permanent employees continue to take care of the infrastructure in the hope that Hollywood will return “the day after tomorrow”.

Sparkassen President Helmut Schleweis supports the state’s loan guarantees.

After the republic scraped past the “technical recession” as if by a statistical miracle, the factual recession now no way around. How bad it gets depends on the efficiency of the government’s billion-dollar aid. Sparkasse President Helmut Schleweis expressed concern in the Handelsblatt conversation: “Some companies will not be able to help with the existing support programs.” KfW State Bank loan program Only companies that are expected to get a loan within five years could repay – but this is currently not the case for many companies from sectors such as transport, logistics, tourism and aviation, says Schleweis. The man from the Sparkasse advocates direct grants or credit guarantees of the state.

There is positive news in Italy, where the number of new infections only increased by 4050, the lowest increase since March 17. France in contrast, with 418 deaths in one day, the highest mortality rate. Meanwhile around the world 785,000 cases registered, more than 37,000 people died.

Hope in the fight against Corona brings two US medical companies. So announce Johnson & Johnson to develop a serum that may be available in the first months of 2021. Cooperate with the US government and invest a billion dollars in the fabric. Tests on people are scheduled to start in September, explains the world market leader. Abbott Laboratories again a quick test starts, which takes five minutes and for which you need a portable device the size of a toaster. The innovations for the recovery of mankind rewarded the exchange with striking price gains.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis plans to waive his salary for the next two months.

And then there’s the Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakiswho will donate half of his salary to an anti-corona fund over the next two months. That’s what the boss of the Nea Dimokratia also from members of his government and other parties: “We are all equally at risk for our health. But in the fight against it, everyone has to contribute as much as they can Lionel Messi and the other stars of the FC Barcelona. The Argentine turned sharply against reports that were apparently controlled from the club headquarters, according to which the professionals initially opposed the Pay cut would have fought. According to Messi, some in the club tried to “put pressure on us to do something we wanted to do anyway”.

I wish you a successful day when you really do what you want to do. To laugh, we recommend the Loriot sketch “After Work”, the Hebrew version of which all of Israel is currently laughing at. “Hermann”, agitated by his wife “Berta” working in the kitchen, just wants to enjoy the silence in the armchair. Again and again the man with the bulbous nose produces his mantra: “I just want to sit here.” Until he roars at the end – which proves that life is sometimes screamingly funny.

Greetings to you as always

Hans-Jürgen Jakobs
Senior editor

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