Viktor Orbán’s unilateral power grab in Hungary this week marks not only a dramatic shift in the anti-democratic nature of his premiership, it also underscores how national governments around Europe, illiberal or otherwise, are using the COVID-19 crisis as an convenient excuse to row back on the fundamental rights of their citizens.

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, many EU member states have adopted drastic measures – previously unimaginable during peace times – to protect public health .

A state of emergency has already been declared in Italy, Spain and Portugal with decrees ordering citizens to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, or risk fines and imprisonment.

Meanwhile, Latvia, Romania and Estonia have...

The Migrants and Refugees Committee of the WFTU strongly denounce the inhuman, immoral and unacceptable treatment of the asylum seekers in Hungary.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights confirmed the reported information regarding the decision of Hungary to intentionally deny the food to the asylum seeker, whose asylum claims have been rejected.

The World Federation of Trade Unions...

The All Workers Militant Front of Greece (PAME), a member of the World Federation of Trade Unions,WFTU, which represents the class trade union movement of Greece, expresses its solidarity with the just protests of the workers of Hungary.

Trade unions in Hungary are holding mobilizations against the «slave-law» brought by the Orban government. According to this law, allowable hours...

munkaspart neuSeveral protests have been held in Hungary since December 8, mobilising a few thousands of people. In the parliament, the opposition parties attacked the ruling parties and wanted to paralyse the parliament's work by obstruction. What is happening in Hungary?

On November 2, 2018, three lawmakers of the ruling Fidesz party submitted a draft law in order to amend the labour code. The amendment...

The World Federation of Trade Unions representing more than 95 million workers in 130 countries, unites its voice with the voices of the Hungarian workers in their struggle against the recent legislative initiative issued by Orban’s nationalist government that allows employers to force employees to work more overtime.

The protesters have justly named this law “slave law” as it...

The Hungarian Workers' Party issued a resolution about its 27th Congress convened in Budapest on December 8. The new strategic decision of the Party was praised with the slogan "Strong Hungarian Workers' Party!" and was described as to become an active participant of the internal political fight with quick assessment, quick reaction and quick action. The resolution read, "The Hungarian Workers'

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the European Parliament (EP) voted for the resolution condemning the anti-communist and racist government of Hungary.

The delegation of the KKE in the EP voted for the resolution condemning the government of Hungary but also denounced the equally anti-immigrant attitude of the EU. The KKE in its press release explained that "the positive vote"

A delegation from the Hungarian Workers' Party (Munkaspart), leaded by President Gyula Thürmer, paid a visit to Turkey in August on the invitation of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP). Bilateral meetings were held regarding various matters such as the struggle in workplaces, youth works and anti-communism. Thürmer answered the questions of soL HD. Thirty years after the dissolution of...

Hungary has erected a vast fence and is mobilising troops to keep out refugees, not stinting on forceful methods. European leaders have responded to this humanitarian crisis merely with cold, “rational” calculations.

The »West Balkans Way«, taken by thousands of refugees who hope to enter Western Europe, has found itself thrust to the top of the agenda at the Vienna...

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