Hungarian riot police attack demonstrators protesting against the law on 4 May (Photo: Katalin Cseh)

Orbán's 'revenge law' is an Orwellian crackdown on education

On Tuesday (4 July), the Hungarian parliament passed a troubling piece of legislation known by its critics as the 'revenge law', which aims to punish and intimidate teachers who dare to defy Viktor Orbán's regime. This law is a brutally oppressive tool designed to exert control over the education system, leaving students robbed of their future. European institutions must not remain silent.

For a better part of a year now, teachers and students have been organising major demonstrations a...

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