Hungary’s illiberal infection of the Western Balkans

Srđan Cvijić, of the Open Society European Policy Institute, writes in a Politico piece that Hungarian PM Viktor Orban’s style of governance of vilifying enemies and carrying out a single-party takeover of all institutions is becoming contagious in the Western Balkans, where certain leaders are following Orban’s blueprint. The piece warns that the EU may be importing more autocracies if it does not deter this style of governance in Western Balkan states.

 

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