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Von der Leyen warns Hungary that there will be a response if the restrictions are exceeded

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. / EP
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

The Magyar Parliament has granted the Orban Executive extraordinary powers with no time limit that allow it to govern by decree

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has warned Hungary that there will be a legal response to the new restrictions of the Prime Minister’s Government Viktor Orban if they unnecessarily attack fundamental freedoms.

Von der Leyen has assured that she is “willing to act if the restrictions go beyond what is allowed,” according to statements published this Sunday by the newspaper ‘Bild am Sonntag’.

The Hungarian Parliament has awarded the Government extraordinary powers and without time limit that allow Orban to rule by decree and without parliamentary control.

Von der Leyen has defended the need to establish exceptional measures to combat the coronavirus, «but measurements must be proportionate, within a time limit and with democratic control ».

Hungary has confirmed 1,410 positive cases for coronavirus and 99 deaths. Globally, 1,789,985 are infected and 109,823 are deceased, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

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