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How An Upcoming Vote In Hungary Could Silence Government Critics – And See EU Become More Like Russia





How An Upcoming Vote In Hungary Could Silence Government Critics - And See EU Become More Like Russia

A war of words between human rights campaigners and Hungary’s right-wing government is set to come to a head on Tuesday (13 June) as a new “Russian-style” law on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is put to the vote.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been accused of trying to silence his critics by demanding NGOs backed by money from abroad re-register as foreign agents.

Mimicking moves taken by Vladimir Putin in Russia, NGOs receiving more than €23,000 (£19,900) a year from foreign sources will have to identify to the public as an “organisation receiving foreign funding”…

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