EU executive in new bid to cut funds to Hungary for weakening democracy
The European Union executive started a new disciplinary procedure against Hungary on Tuesday in a step that could lead to freezing funding for Prime Minister Viktor Orban for undercutting liberal democratic rights. Bracing for more tensions with the self-styled “illiberal” crusader, few in the EU offered their congratulations after Orban last weekend scored a fourth landslide win in national elections. His win came in spite of years of EU criticism that he was undercutting liberal democratic rights and accusations that he was using funds from the bloc to enrich his associates.
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