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This is what Atlatszo reported last week

Visegrad Group countries: coronavirus offers an opportunity for a power grab

In the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland people are beginning to worry that the COVID-19 pandemic may be used as a pretext to establish a dictatorship.

Subsidised and defrauded – Visegrad EU Funds under the eye of OLAF

We found that the nature of the irregularities were similar across the Visegrad countries: using fake documents or fake expense certifications when applying for the funds, overinflating the cost of services and equipment in public tenders, applying for tenders with no intention of actually realising the projects.

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This is what is going on in Hungary

Christian Science Monitor: From democracy to authoritarianism: Hungary under Orbán
When Viktor Orbán first took charge, Hungary was an exemplar of post-Soviet democracy. But he has slowly transformed it into an authoritarian state.

Project Syndicate: Hungary’s Disease Dictator
The free flow of information, together with public debates involving trusted experts, is crucial to managing the COVID-19 pandemic successfully. Hungary’s recent enabling act, which allows Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to rule by decree indefinitely, will have the opposite effect.
VOX: Hungary’s “coronavirus coup,” explained
What’s happened in Hungary over the past few weeks is a case study of how the pandemic threatens democracy. It’s also a warning for the US.

Foreign Policy: Viktor Orban Can’t Eradicate the Coronavirus by Decree
Hungary’s authoritarian leader has granted himself dictatorial powers, but his neglect of the country’s health system and his powerlessness in the face of a depreciating currency will come back to haunt him.

Balkan Insight: Hungary’s Medical Aid Reopens Bosnia’s Wounds
Financial and medical donations to Bosnia to help it deal with the coronavirus pandemic have sparked familiar arguments about whether all three communities in the country stand to benefit equally.

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