January 6, 2012
Current issue of The Economist contains a lead article about the actual
Hungarian situation and the politics of Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán.
The article underlines that the recent actions of the Prime Minister
(eg. cutting the independence of key institutions, the new constitution
and central bank law) can not be further tolerated and require urgent
intervention from the EU. As the recent proceedings already threaten the
democracy in the country, the EU should be much stronger with Hungary -
says the article. The magazine also judges the behaviour of Nicolas
Sarkozy and Angela Merkel, who should "threaten their fellow
centre-right leader to be chucked out of the EPP in order to steering
him off the path towards autocracy".