Unlimited Power for an Indefinite Period

The Enabling Act poses a serious threat to the rule of law in Hungary

A statement by Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger on the situation in Hungary



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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has extended his power in Hungary with a new law. Despite the spread of the new coronavirus: this shouldn’t have happened.

On Monday, the Hungarian Parliament passed the so-called “Enabling Act”. In the future, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will therefore be able to govern by decree without parliamentary approval. The law does not have a time limit. The Hungarian government claims that the massive spread of the novel coronavirus is the reason for these legislative changes. Continue reading

Orbáns einsames Rennen: Ein Leitfaden für die Parlamentswahl in Ungarn


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Anfang April wird Ungarn ein neues Parlament wählen. Die Wiederwahl Viktor Orbáns ist wahrscheinlich. Die Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit stellt einen Leitfaden für die ungarischen Parlamentswahlen vor.


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