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Three imported coronavirus test kits have issues, including ones used by the Hungarian ER service

Many coronavirus test kits that were imported from China by the Hungarian government are of dubious quality. While the pro-government media called this “fake news”, a study conducted by the experts of Semmelweis University showed that two tests used by the National Emergency Service are unfit for medical use. A third type of test kit was found to be so inaccurate that the Chinese authorities revoked its export license a few days after a shipment of the kits arrived to Hungary.

Mészáros Group acquires lucrative toxic waste processing site after the state renewed its permit

Environmental license of the Tatai Environmental Protection Ltd.’s hazardous waste processing plant at the Almásfüzitő red mud reservoirs was renewed in December 2019. Atlatszo reported earlier that the government-aligned Mészáros Group was in negotiations about the  potential acquisition of the company before it was granted the new permit by state authorities. As we predicted in March, the deal has now gone through, adding an environmentally not so friendly enterprise with a yearly turnover of HUF 2 billion to the ever-growing Mészáros empire.

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Euronews: Nine die in Hungary after being ejected from hospital to free space for COVID-19
Hungary's government defended its policy forcing hospitals to free up beds to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic after rights groups said that several patients with chronic diseases had died after being kicked out of hospitals.

Voice of America: Hungary: The First Dictatorship in the EU?
The establishment of one-man rule in the heart of Europe has enraged civil libertarians and Hungary’s opposition leaders, who accuse Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of manipulating the coronavirus pandemic to establish what’s effectively an elective dictatorship.

Guardian: Hungary's parliament blocks domestic violence treaty
Budapest assembly refuses to ratify Istanbul convention on violence against women

Bloomberg: Orban’s Hungary Is No Longer a Democracy, Freedom House Says
Hungary should no longer be considered a democracy after an unprecedented consolidation of power by the European Union member’s leader, according to an annual survey of countries that once lay behind the Iron Curtain.

The Hill: NATO punishment won't make Hungary's dictator change course
Some have argued that the time is right to kick Hungary out of key international organizations such as NATO. But for several reasons, the transatlantic alliance isn’t the right vehicle for punishing Budapest. 

NYT: Poland and Hungary Use Coronavirus to Punish Opposition
The European Union seems helpless, even complicit, as authoritarian-minded governments cite the pandemic to consolidate their power.
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