COVID-19: Can the EU avoid an epidemic of authoritarianism?

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Publication Date 09/04/2020
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On March 30th 2020, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán used his two-thirds majority in the Hungarian Parliament to pass emergency legislation enabling him to rule by decree until the COVID-19 crisis is over – a date which he alone will decide. The EU can no longer treat Hungary as a normal, if difficult, member-state. It must react to the flagrantly anti-democratic new legislation, while keeping a close eye on emergency laws in other member-states to ensure that they are justifiable, proportionate and respect its norms.

 

Source Link https://www.cer.eu/insights/covid-19-can-eu-avoid-epidemic-authoritarianism
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  • https://www.cer.eu/sites/default/files/insight_IB_AG.9.4.20_0.pdf
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Cardiff EDC, April 2020 : Hungary introduces state of emergency measures to address coronavirus pandemic https://www.europeansources.info/record/hungary-government-adoptst-anti-coronavirus-emergency-measures-set-for-adoption-which-alarmes-observers-who-fear-it-will-hand-prime-minister-unlimited-power/

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