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Hungary’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has attracted a curious amount of media attention over the last couple months. The coverage has been dominated by biased, critical voices that have had a loose relationship with the facts. It’s time to set the record straight and see where those reports went wrong. Let’s talk about the Coronavirus Protection Act.
Věra Jourová, the European Commission’s vice-president in charge of transparency and values, has officially confirmed that there is no reason to take legal action against Hungary over its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hungary may have been the first country to realize how coronavirus-related misinformation could put people’s lives at risk, but it surely won’t be the last, as leaders around the world now start to recognize the gravity of the threat.
This time, it’s a former Finnish ambassador to Budapest offering lessons on democracy and rule of law in a piece published by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund that operates under the Finnish Parliament and where Petri Tuomi-Nikula is listed as a “Senior Adviser, Democratic Renovation.”