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24th May 2018

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Orban suffers surprise setback at local by-election

Weeks before a general election (8 April), Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party suffered an unexpected defeat at a local government by-election on Sunday. The opposition-backed independent but political unknown candidate, Peter Marki-Zay, won with 57.5 percent against the Fidesz candidate Zoltan Hegedus getting 41.6 percent at the election for mayor of the southern town of Hodmezovasarhely. Fidesz has governed the city for the past two decades.

Focus

Are EU data watchdogs staffed for GDPR?

The success of the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) will depend on whether data protection authorities enforce the new rules - which, in turn, will be at least partly determined by how many people they employ.

EU pessimistic on permanent US trade exemption

EU trade chief said the US will impose tariffs or "other limiting measures" on 1 June, as the EU's offer to start limited trade talks is probably not enough for the protectionist Trump presidency.

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