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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has asked Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, not to hinder Hungary’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic, the prime minister’s press chief told MTI on Thursday morning.
The secretary-general criticised Hungary’s legislation concerning the coronavirus-related state of emergency on Tuesday.
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In a letter, Orbán asked the secretary-general to study the exact text of the related bill submitted to parliament, and examine the corresponding legal practice of other nations, Bertalan Havasi said.
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“If you are unable to help us in the current crisis, I ask you to at least refrain from hindering our efforts,” Orbán said.
Featured photo by Tibor Illyés/MTI