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*** Jeg og @KonservativeDK ønsker i dag #Fidesz og Viktor Orbán ud af den konservative gruppe @EPPGroup i Europa-Parlamentet ***

Vi har længe været vidner til den demokratiske deroute, der er foregået fra Budapest. Men nu går den ikke længere.

#eudk #RuleOfLaw
2) DERFOR skriver jeg og @SorenPape i dag et brev til vores EPP-formand Donald Tusk og EPP-gruppeformand Manfred Weber, hvor vi - sort på hvidt - ikke længere ønsker #Fidesz i vores europæiske familie længere.

Det er trist men naturligvis nødvendigt.

#RuleOfLaw #eudk
3) Og NU rækker jeg ud til mine kollegaer i EPP-gruppen og opfordrer dem, at stille samme krav. Vi er 27 nationaliteter i EP's største politiske gruppe. Som Danmarks repræsentant og stemme hér, kan jeg ikke klare det alene men kan gå forrest og opfordre andre at støtte op.
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#Hungary justice minister @JuditVarga_EU wrote an op-ed in @POLITICOEurope defending emergency powers bill which will allow the government to rule by decree. In making her argument, she revealed why critics are worried about the powers this bill will grant to #Fidesz. Thread:
Varga says other EU gov'ts have "also taken exceptional measures in response" to #coronavirus. This is true, but none, to my knowledge, have declared decree powers with no time limit or sunset clause.
She writes that HU's constitution (which #Fidesz unilaterally authored in 2012) allows emergency decrees to remain in force for 15 days, after which parliament can extend them. This bill would circumvent parliament so existing *or future* decrees would be authorized by default.
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(Thread) Zur angeblichen "Abgrenzung" der #FDP von der #AfD:

1. In #Thüringen hat sich die FDP von #Höcke zum Ministerpräsidenten wählen lassen.
2. #Lindner hat die AfD Kandidatin zur Bundestagsvize gewählt…
3. Der FDP Vorsitzende MV erklärt dass er sich von der AfD wählen lassen würde…
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Hungary is a small country (pop 9.8m) and it might feel far away.

But what is happening there matters - for the EU and for democracy.

The creeping Putinisation of an EU state, and the EU inability to address this, should trouble us all. 1/Thread…
Some more excitable commentators on the Left (@zoesqwilliams to the Today programme earlier this year) have called Viktor Orban's Hungary a borderline "totalitarian state"....but that's too easy.

What is happening is cleverer, more insidious than that. /2
@zoesqwilliams Little by little, but with increasing rapidity and brazenness, the ruling #Fidesz party is capturing the levers of power in the state - the media, business, land economy - via a network of oligarchs.

But they are smart enough to leave a veneer of legal respectability/3
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#AiristonHelmi raids aftermath thread below:
1 Russian citizen detained. 1 person with unknown nationality detained.

17 properties were searched.

Possible imprisonments will be decided by Tuesday.…
Weapons found during raids. Deemed as collectibles, no charges coming on that.…
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What is at stake at today's vote in #Hungary parliament?
Individuals helping migrants could be criminalized for legitimate activities and could face up to a year in prison. Even being a "suspect" will have a serious personal effect on the lives of people.
@hrw explainer:
And more.. asylum seekers applying to get protection will face new admissibility criteria making it virtually impossible for them to be recognized as refugees, especially without the legal and psycho-social support from independent groups and experts.
NGOs and volunteers who try to challenge this zero protection system, report on abuses at the border and in detention, or provide any form of support will be under constant threat of prosecution. It is already nearly impossible to access critical areas and report on conditions.
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