EU opens legal action against Hungary over new laws

Source: BBC News

The European Commission – the EU’s executive arm – has opened legal proceedings against Hungary over reforms to its central bank, data protection and judiciary.

PM Viktor Orban was given a month to respond to the Commission’s concerns.

Critics say the new central bank law puts the bank’s independence at risk. It allows Mr Orban to install a new deputy governor.

His conservative Fidesz party has a two-thirds majority in parliament.

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