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May 26, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Bill on rescinding the government’s emergency powers submitted to parliament today

Justice Minister Judit Varga said the chief focus of Monday’s cabinet meeting was a bill on rescinding the government’s emergency powers.

 

Justice Minister Judit Varga said the chief focus of Monday’s cabinet meeting was a bill on rescinding the government’s emergency powers.

Minister Varga said the bill will be submitted to parliament today, adding that the opposition had not voted on the relevant law in response to the novel coronavirus epidemic submitted to parliament more than two months ago.

The minister said Hungary had got beyond “a very dangerous and hard period”, during which the government had received “no help from opposition”. “Instead of giving support … the opposition mounted an unprecedented disinformation campaign, together with the mainstream liberal media, in Hungary and internationally,” she said, calling on people spreading fake news about the government to apologize to the Hungarian people.

Minister Varga said the government would carry on drafting next year’s budget “so Hungary can get past problems on the labor market and in the economy swiftly and return to healthy growth.”

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