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According to the Hungarian Journalist Katalin Halmai, the European Commission has sent another letter to Hungary under the rule of law conditionality procedure. It informs Hungary that the government’s replies to its concerns so far are not satisfactory and proposes financial measures. Read more.

Source: Katalin Halmai

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The Hungarian Helsinki Committee recommends the European Commission to include new key milestones in the conditionality procedure to improve judicial independence and rule of law in Hungary. Read more.

Source: Hungarian Helsinki Committee

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Kim lane Scheppelle’s article explaining how Viktor Orbán won the April 2022 election is out in the Journal of Democracy. Throughout the article, she deep dives on how Orbán and Fidesz have been able to consolidate power and throttle democracy since 2010.

Source: Kim Lane Scheppele

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