Hungary is turning into the EU’s first fully fledged autocracy

Hungary is turning into the EU’s first fully fledged autocracy, critics have warned, after its prime minister assumed the indefinite power to rule by decree and protests grew against a nationalist curriculum imposed upon schools.

The emergency powers presaged an assault on the free press, analysts said, and the state takeover of retailers and energy and healthcare companies, some 140 of which are already being monitored by military “task forces”.

Both had been working in Messina, Sicily, but were drafted in to help out with the coronavirus outbreak.

Lorena will be awarded her medical degree posthumously as a tribute, Messina University says.

In its ruling, the European court of justice said that “by refusing to comply with the temporary mechanism for the relocation of applicants for international protection, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic have failed to fulfill their obligations under European Union law”.

The three had argued that EU countries alone were responsible for ensuring public safety and not the commission, which drew up the quota scheme and took the countries to court.

The country is now entering its third week of lockdown. Under Spain’s state of emergency regulations, people are only allowed to leave their homes to buy food, seek medical care for emergencies or if they are workers in vital industries.

Amid the latest rising figures, Spanish social security minister Jose Luis Escriva has warned that the country’s 2020 budget deficit will widen “significantly but temporarily” as a result of the measures taken to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Speaking before the Chinese markets reopened Steve Galster founder of Freeland, a Bangkok-based anti-trafficking group warned: “Wuhan is a major wake-up call – mother nature’s revenge.

“The way to prevent further outbreaks is to stop the trade. China has put in place a ban, but this needs to be permanent as it is the biggest importer of wildlife in the world.