Dániel Bartha on the Hungarian Parliament’s vote to Aktualne.cz

Dániel Bartha, director of CEID, contributed to Aktualne.cz’s article about the Hungarian Parliament’s vote on the government’s proposal of introducing a state of emergency for an unlimited time.

There is a nationwide consensus that the state should be prolonged, but there need to be certain guarantees, a time limit being one of them, according to the opposition parties. Bartha said that the status of the Constitutional Court needs to be strengthened, so that it could rule on matters in a much shorter time. Those journalist who don’t work at pro-government outlets also oppose the bill, as it threatens the work of the independent media – basically, “the bill is a blank check for the government.”

Read the whole article in Czech on Aktualne.cz.




Dániel Varga