Coronavirus to father EU’s ‘first dicatatorship’?

Euractiv | Mar 27, 2020 at 7:27 AM
  • Orbán’s latest move will also pick at already raw relations between Fidesz and the European Parliament’s conservative EPP grouping who have dithered over expelling the party from their ranks.
  • In Bulgaria, the government of Boyko Borissov, an admirer of Orbán, has proposed a controversial law akin to Hungary’s, mandating jail terms for those spreading fake news about infectious diseases.
  • As one opposition party slammed Orbán’s proposal as an attempted “coup d’état” others urged him to compromise by fixing a time-limit on the state-of-emergency powers.