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Hungary Censoring Information on COVID-19, Report Says

The Hungarian government has centralized communications about the pandemic and is filtering the release of information about COVID-19, a new report claims. 

It says alternative sources of information, especially healthcare workers, are afraid of being fired if they talk to the press, and that the new "Coronavirus bill" will lead to more self-censorship among journalists. 

Budapest to Belgrade: All Aboard the Secret Express

Yet even before a sleeper is laid, the Hungarian government has thrown a cloak of secrecy over the project, raising serious questions about transparency and accountability.

On April 8, the government submitted a draft bill to classify details of the Budapest-Belgrade railway plan, ostensibly to protect national interests. 

In a Hungarian Corner of Slovenia, a Homegrown Orban

The Hungarian government of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban is hostile to migrants and those who help them, and MMONK apparently balked.

Kepe insisted it was her job to "make room for artistic freedom" and refused to cancel. The premiere went ahead and the director, Mess, took to the stage to denounce Horvath's intervention.

Democracy Digest: Orban’s Full Diplomatic Dance Card

Orban's circles invested heavily in media in Slovenia and ran the kind of ugly anti-immigration campaign that is so familiar in Hungary. Unfortunately for Fidesz, the investment did not pay off. Jansa won the elections but could not form a government.

Still, his meeting with Sarec was just a warm-up for a week of moving and shaking on the diplomatic stage.

Hungarian ForMin Szijjarto: It's revolting what happened with Romanian, Hungarian commissioner proposals

Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Affairs of the Hungarian Government, Szijjarto Peter, stated, on Monday, in western Arad, that the way in which the proposals for European commissioners made by Romania and Hungary were rejected is "revolting", and the decision was made for "political reasons".

Hungary Proposes New EU Commissioner After Trocsanyi Rejection

Hungary on Monday nominated Oliver Varhelyi, its ambassador to the EU, as its new candidate for a European Commissioner's post, after European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen accepted a decision by the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs to block Budapest's previous proposal, Laszlo Trocsanyi.

Hungarian EU Commissioner Nominee ‘Undermined Rule of Law’

Experts on the Western Balkans, as well as international law and civil society figures, took to social media to voice their concerns on Tuesday after the new European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, announced Hungary's Laszlo Trocsanyi as her proposed Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Policy.

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