Top Hungary news site says independence in ‘grave danger’

By |junij 22nd, 2020|authoritarian regime, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, press freedom, Viktor Orbán|

The editor of Hungary's most popular news website warned Sunday (21 June) that a planned overhaul would jeopardise its freedom to publish stories critical of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Top Hungary news site says independence in ‘grave danger’

We can’t fall for Viktor Orbán’s masquerade

By |junij 19th, 2020|Hungary, Hungary coronavirus law, illiberal democracy, News, Viktor Orbán|

We should not be fooled by the latest development in Hungary - ending one state of danger, while simultaneously declaring another - represents the actions of an increasingly autocratic state, writes Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield.

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Hungary set to end disputed emergency virus powers

By |junij 16th, 2020|emergency laws, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary is set to revoke Tuesday (16 June) anti-coronavirus emergency powers that triggered international criticism amid fears of a power grab by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary set to end disputed emergency virus powers

Hungary summons Nordic diplomats over rule-by-decree row

By |maj 12th, 2020|coronavirus, Council of Europe, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Nordic countries, Peter Szijjarto, press freedom, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary summoned the ambassadors of four Nordic countries on Monday (11 May) over their countries' criticism of a controversial law that empowers Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to act by decree against the novel coronavirus.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary summons Nordic diplomats over rule-by-decree row

Hungary’s ‘real test’ yet to come, PM says, as coronavirus cases jump

By |april 10th, 2020|coronavirus, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary needs more ventilators and intensive care hospital beds as part of its efforts to weather the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday (10 April), as the government reported the single biggest daily increase in infections.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary’s ‘real test’ yet to come, PM says, as coronavirus cases jump

Orbán seeks EPP backing for his absolute powers

By |april 2nd, 2020|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Authoritarianism, Donald Tusk, EPP, Fidesz, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Victor Orban|

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is seeking conservative support to remain within Europe's main centre-right political bloc despite concerns over his adoption of emergency powers to rule by decree.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orbán seeks EPP backing for his absolute powers

Sassoli shows his difference with von der Leyen over Hungary

By |april 1st, 2020|Authoritarianism, Dacian Cioloş, David Sassoli, EPP, European Parliament, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Renew Europe, S&D, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Orbán|

European Parliament President David Sassoli has asked the European Commission to assess whether the new laws introduced in Hungary under the disguise of coronavirus emergency comply with the most important text of EU treaties, he said late on Tuesday (...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Sassoli shows his difference with von der Leyen over Hungary

Von der Leyen warns against democratic backsliding without mentioning Hungary

By |marec 31st, 2020|authoritarian regime, coronavirus, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned on Tuesday (31 March) that coronavirus emergency measures by EU countries must be “limited”, after Hungary’s nationalist leader Viktor Orbán took on sweeping powers. “Democracy cannot work without free and independent media,”...

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Coronavirus to father EU’s ‘first dicatatorship’?

By |marec 27th, 2020|authoritarian regime, coronavirus, dictatorship, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, press freedom, Viktor Orbán|

A "dictatorship" at the heart of the EU? A draft law to grant anti-coronavirus emergency measures set for adoption by Budapest has alarmed observers who fear it will hand Prime Minister Viktor Orbán unlimited power.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Coronavirus to father EU’s ‘first dicatatorship’?

Hungary’s state of emergency law is a ‘blank cheque’ to Orban, critics say

By |marec 23rd, 2020|coronavirus, Fidesz, Hungary, illiberal democracy, Jobbik, News, state of emergency, Viktor Orbán|

A draft Hungarian law allowing the government to rule by decree during the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic risks staying in place indefinitely, the opposition has warned.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary’s state of emergency law is a ‘blank cheque’ to Orban, critics say