The NHC concludes that the current developments in Hungary are of great concern. Measures initiated by the government are part of a pattern where Hungary is slowly moving away from a liberal democracy. Some of the recent developments are of autocratic or even undemocratic nature. Yet, it is unlikely that Hungary will join the club of autocratic regimes due to pressure from civil society, the opposition and the international community. Hungary serves as a confirmation that democracies depend not only on the institutions that constitute it but also how the system is (ab)used. Read all conclusions and recommendations below.
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