Victor Orban

    • Hungarians protest against the government for alleged use of Pegasus spyware

      Hungarians protest against the government for alleged use of Pegasus spyware

      About 1,000 Hungarians protested on Monday over allegations that the government used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware for illegal surveillance of public figures in Hungary, drawing comparisons with the country's communist past, Reuters reported. Protesters gathered at the House of Terror Museum in the capital, Budapest, which commemorates victims of Nazism and Communism, and marched to the headquarters of the governing Fidesz party. Criticising PM Viktor Orban, some chanted: "Victator."

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    • Covid-19 vaccination will be mandatory for healthcare workers in Hungary

      Covid-19 vaccination will be mandatory for healthcare workers in Hungary

      Hungary's government has decided to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for healthcare workers as part of efforts to contain the pandemic, PM Viktor Orban told public radio on Friday. “We are not an advocate of forcing anyone, but we made a decision: the vaccine will be obligatory for healthcare workers. It means that only those vaccinated will be able to work in the sector. They already have to receive several vaccines, the list will now be a bit longer,” Orban said.

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    • Hungary’s anti-LGBT law goes into effect despite EU warnings

      Hungary’s anti-LGBT law goes into effect despite EU warnings

      The law that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change went into effect in Hungary on Wednesday despite EU warnings that the legislation risks discrimination against LGBT people, news wires reported. The new law prohibits sharing content on homosexuality or sex reassignment to people under 18 in school sex education programmes, films or advertisements. The government says it’s meant to protect children but critics of the law say it links homosexuality with pedophilia.

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