Europe Must Stop Viktor Orbán
Hungary's prime minister has abolished democracy. If the EU does not act, authoritarianism will spread in Europe. In Hungary, what is politically at stake for Europe is becoming apparent these days. For more than ten years, under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the country has been known for its anti-democratic development. But Hungary is not an isolated island of authoritarianism in Europe. It is its laboratory. Even in the old EU Member States, many people are longingly following Orbán's experiments. Now his Fidesz party is the first political force on the continent to instrumentalise the Coronavirus crisis for an authoritarian seizure of power. But she is not the only one who dreams of it.