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It doesn’t make sense to apply a postmodern interpretation of societies that are only now undergoing the modernization process.
Hungary’s eagerness to join Russian-led projects runs counter to EU energy strategy.
Media freedom in Central and Eastern Europe has dramatically deteriorated since five countries in the region joined the EU.
Orban and his cabinet deny such claims, insisting the target is not Hungarian-born billionaire’s ‘ancestry or identity but what he does.’
Affected NGOs remain defiant, say will fight in court.
Brussels will assume a hard line against Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic over their refusal to accept refugees according to previously agreed quotas.
Estimates say up to 10,000 people marched through the Hungarian capital against growing authoritarianism.
Thousands of children and disabled adults remain locked up in understaffed, badly funded facilities.