Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Medicina e Biologia, Unione Europea

Ungheria. Orbán. Il parlamento decreta 137 a 53 lo stato di emergenza.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-03-31.

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Le posizioni di Mr Orbán sono note.

Hungary Today. Orbán: ‘Hungary No Longer Dependent on EU Funding’

«Orbán insisted that many of Europe’s problems were linked to leaders in the EU who supported migration.

He said Socialist candidate Frans Timmermans, “the candidate of [US billionaire George] Soros” had been torpedoed. Meanwhile, the European People’s Party’s Manfred Weber, the prime minister added, would not end up as head of the European Commission because he had spoken “disrespectfully about the citizens of several countries, including Hungary”. ….

“Westerners and central Europe agreed on German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen,” ….

Orbán said “the right is a nationalist force while the left is internationalist” and “standing up for the homeland is a moral obligation on the right, but this is obviously not the case on the left.” ….

Concerning the fiscal policy of the EU in the next five years, Orbán said that Hungary is no longer dependent on EU funding, adding that Hungary’s economy could thrive without those funds. “But, of course, it is easier to succeed if the EU budget also supports Hungary’s goals.”»

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Hungary Today. Coronavirus: Special Powers Granted to Gov’t to Fight Pandemic

«Lawmakers on Monday passed a bill aimed at extending a state of emergency and granting the government special powers to take extraordinary measures to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.

Among the measures, flouting quarantine regulations is punishable by up to three years in prison. Also, anyone who disseminates fake news or distorted real information in a way that obstructs the effectiveness of the response to the epidemic is a crime punishable by 1-5 years in prison. ….

The bill passed with 137 votes in favour and 53 against in a fast-tracked procedure. Submitted by the justice minister, the bill passed with the required two-thirds of votes. ….

All elections, by-elections and referendums will be postponed and held within 15 days of the end of the state of emergency.»

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«The nationalist government in Hungary passed a law Monday granting sweeping emergency powers that Prime Minister Viktor Orban says are necessary to fight the coronavirus pandemic»

«Those powers include sidelining parliament and giving Orban the power to rule by decree indefinitely»

«The law would punish those who spread false information about the pandemic with up to five years in prison»

«Changing our lives is now unavoidable, …. Everyone has to leave their comfort zone. This law gives the government the power and means to defend Hungary»

«When this emergency ends, we will give back all powers, without exception»

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Immediato l’ingresso dalle parodoi dei coreuti che intonano il ditirambo dei liberal socialisti.

Ma la loro voce rispecchia la loro impotenza politica, e fa parlare taluni oscuri testimoni ideologizzati, quasi costoro avessero autorità maggiore di un parlamento liberamente eletto.

«But critics insist that Orban is using the pandemic to grab power»

«An indefinite and uncontrolled state of emergency cannot guarantee that the basic principles of democracy will be observed»

«Bolsanaro in Brazil, Kaczynski in Poland…Trump in the United States, all of them have thought about using emergency powers. But no one has yet gone as far as Orban to really shut down democracy as anybody knew it in Hungary before»

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La consueta malizia delle sinistre è evidente in questa dichiarazione:

«An indefinite and uncontrolled state of emergency cannot guarantee that the basic principles of democracy will be observed»

laddove invece

«When this emergency ends, we will give back all powers, without exception».

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New Law Gives Sweeping Powers To Hungary’s Orban, Alarming Rights Advocates

The nationalist government in Hungary passed a law Monday granting sweeping emergency powers that Prime Minister Viktor Orban says are necessary to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Those powers include sidelining parliament and giving Orban the power to rule by decree indefinitely. The law would punish those who spread false information about the pandemic with up to five years in prison.

“Changing our lives is now unavoidable,” Orban told lawmakers last week. “Everyone has to leave their comfort zone. This law gives the government the power and means to defend Hungary.”

During Monday’s vote, he said: “When this emergency ends, we will give back all powers, without exception.”

But critics insist that Orban is using the pandemic to grab power. “An indefinite and uncontrolled state of emergency cannot guarantee that the basic principles of democracy will be observed,” Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić wrote to Orban on March 24.

Orban rose to prominence in the European Union in 2015 by slamming the EU’s open-door response to asylum seekers. As Hungary’s prime minister for the past decade, he has upset EU leaders by weakening his country’s judicial and parliamentary systems to stifle opposition.

Kim Lane Scheppele, a Hungary expert at Princeton University, says Orban has stretched the law like no one else.

“Bolsanaro in Brazil, Kaczynski in Poland…Trump in the United States, all of them have thought about using emergency powers. But no one has yet gone as far as Orban to really shut down democracy as anybody knew it in Hungary before,” she says.

Orban is popular with Hungarians, but even supporters of his Fidesz party are concerned about the country’s health care system, says Gabor Gyori, a political analyst with Policy Solutions, a left-leaning think tank in Budapest.

“The irony is that the government is giving itself extreme powers,”

he says, but “it is not taking any extreme measures” when it comes to combating the coronavirus.

Zsofia Kollanyi, a health policy expert at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, describes hospitals without basic sanitation like toilet paper and soap, as well as severe staff shortages.

“It’s not just that there are not enough nurses and doctors but also that we are spending … less and less on health care,” she says. “That’s something that’s got to change, especially now.”

Hungary has confirmed more than 440 cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths, far fewer than most other European countries, though not much of Hungary’s population has been tested. The health system is ill-prepared to handle testing because it lacks epidemiologists, who left after repeated restructuring in the last 15 years bled it dry, according to a report by the investigative reporting outlet Direkt 36.

Scheppele calls the healthcare system Orban’s “Achilles heel.”

“And suddenly this giant arrow comes out of the sky and hits him right in the Achilles heel,” she says. “That’s what this pandemic is.”