Hungary’s Leader Grabbed Powers to Fight the Virus. Some Fear Other Motives.  The New York TimesView Full Coverage on Google News
Prime Minister Viktor Orban can now rule by decree. Doctors worry he won’t use that power to improve the country’s coronavirus response.Prime Minister Viktor Orban can now rule by decree. Doctors worry he won’t use that power to improve the country’s coronavirus response.

““On March 30, the Hungarian Parliament, controlled by Orbán’s party, voted to cancel all elections, suspend its own ability to legislate, and give the prime minister the right to rule by decree—indefinitely.” Read on to see how Orban is using these powers. https://t.co/bIJtNuUzPC”

Bill Kristol on Twitter: "“On March 30, the Hungarian Parliament, controlled by Orbán’s party, voted to cancel all elections, suspend its own ability to legislate, and give the prime minister the right to rule by decree—indefinitely.” Read on to see how Orban is using these powers. https://t.co/bIJtNuUzPC"

“#CoronaMasken: #SchweigeKanzler 🤐 [@-Orban/Ungarn]”

Max Schrems 🇪🇺🇦🇹 on Twitter: "#CoronaMasken: #SchweigeKanzler 🤐 [@-Orban/Ungarn]… "

“Chill descends upon Hungary after Viktor Orban’s power-grab https://t.co/pgECuWjgyW via @financialtimes”

Demetri Sevastopulo on Twitter: "Chill descends upon Hungary after Viktor Orban’s power-grab https://t.co/pgECuWjgyW via @financialtimes"

“Solidarity with all trans people in Hungary right now. What Orban is doing is nothing short of terrifying. X”

Amrou Al-Kadhi 🦄 on Twitter: "Solidarity with all trans people in Hungary right now. What Orban is doing is nothing short of terrifying. X"

Minister of the Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyás said about the withdrawal of part of a bill that would have stripped some powers from local mayors in a state of emergency at today's press briefing, Gulyás said the reasoning behind the government's decision was that it aimed to ensure the broadest possible national unity and political alignment concerning the response to the epidemic without any political debates.Minister of the Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyás said about the withdrawal of part of a bill that would have stripped some powers from local mayors in a state of emergency at today's press briefing, Gulyás said the reasoning behind the government's decision was that it aimed to ensure the broadest possible national unity and political alignment concerning the response to the epidemic without any political debates.

PMO Chief: Epidemic Response Law Fulfils Criteria of Rule of Law - Hungary Today

Minister of the Prime Minister's Office Gergely Gulyás described the financial reserves available for the fight against the coronavirus and its economic effects at his weekly press conference on Saturday. The PMO Chief said that they believe in sharing the burden, so fifty percent of the party subsidies (a total of 1.2 billion forints) go to the epidemic protection fund, but multinational companies and banks also have to help resolve the crisis. Minister of the Prime Minister's Office Gergely Gulyás described the financial reserves available for the fight against the coronavirus and its economic effects at his weekly press conference on Saturday. The PMO Chief said that they believe in sharing the burden, so fifty percent of the party subsidies (a total of 1.2 billion forints) go to the epidemic protection fund, but multinational companies and banks also have to help resolve the crisis. 

Gov't to Allocate 1345 Billion Forints for Economic Protection - Hungary Today

(Bloomberg) -- Hungary’s government pledged to slash funding for political parties and hike taxes on banks in its first major budget overhaul since Prime Minister Viktor Orban secured powers to rule by decree this week.Political parties will lose half of their state funding this year while other steps(Bloomberg) -- Hungary’s government pledged to slash funding for political parties and hike taxes on banks in its first major budget overhaul since Prime Minister Viktor Orban secured powers to rule by decree this week.Political parties will lose half of their state funding this year while other steps

Hungary Burdens Banks, Political Parties With Virus Costs

Hungary is preparing to announce a roughly $30 billion package of measures to help jump-start the economy, a top government official said on Saturday, as the coronavirus outbreak shutters factories and raises the spectre of recession.Hungary is preparing to announce a roughly $30 billion package of measures to help jump-start the economy, a top government official said on Saturday, as the coronavirus outbreak shutters factories and raises the spectre of recession.

Hungary prepares $30 billion coronavirus package to jump-start economy - Reuters

At today's press briefing, Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Prime Minister's Office, presented important, unpublished data on those who tested positive for coronavirus, revealing that so far, a total of 85 healthcare workers have been tested positive for the disease in Hungary.At today's press briefing, Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Prime Minister's Office, presented important, unpublished data on those who tested positive for coronavirus, revealing that so far, a total of 85 healthcare workers have been tested positive for the disease in Hungary.

Total of 85 Medical Workers Infected with Coronavirus - Hungary Today

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The Hungarian government says it will impose new taxes on multinational retail chains and banks to boost state budget revenues needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic.BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The Hungarian government says it will impose new taxes on multinational retail chains and banks to boost state budget revenues needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Hungary Taxes Multinational Chains, Banks to Fund Health Worker Bonus

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