Opinion Hungary Poses a Serious Challenge for the EU

The Hungarian government has introduced a set of new laws restraining the media and a "crisis tax" on investors, the latest in a series of profoundly illiberal power grabs. There can be no doubt that Hungary poses a very serious challenge for the European Union. Now Europe must defend its principles.
Von Constanze Stelzenmüller
Demonstrators protest against Hungary's new media law on Dec. 20 in Budapest.

Demonstrators protest against Hungary's new media law on Dec. 20 in Budapest.

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