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Viktor Orban with Judith Sargentini MEP at the European Parliament (Photo: European Parliament)

Shooting the messenger: EU must respond to Hungary's lies

It's been a couple of weeks since the European Parliament (EP) voted to start a political sanctions process against Hungary's government as a result of its sustained assault on democratic institutions in the country.

But the Hungarian government's furious response to the decision and its anger at those involved and those it blames for the result shows no sign of abating.\n \nSoon after the vote, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban used his bi-weekly morning time slot on state-controll...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Viktor Orban with Judith Sargentini MEP at the European Parliament (Photo: European Parliament)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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