Hungary’s coronavirus laws prompt new showdown with Brussels

Posted by on May 13, 2020 10:25 am
Categories: Global Stories

MEPs to hold debate after Viktor Orbán given right to rule by decree indefinitely

The European parliament will discuss Hungary’s controversial coronavirus laws on Thursday, the latest showdown between Brussels and Budapest over rule of law under Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán.

In late March Hungary’s parliament gave Orbán the right to rule by decree indefinitely as part of a package of measures aimed at fighting coronavirus.

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