The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, was criticized yesterday in the European Parliament for a new media law that governs in Hungary and threatens press freedom, according to some members of the European Parliament, as Daniel Cohn-Bendit, French MEP.
The law approved in the country forced the media to make a “balanced coverage” of national and European events, without defining exactly that term.
“Mr Orbán, you could become a European Chavez, a national-populist who do not understand neither the essence nor the structure of democracy,” snapped the French Cohn-Bendit to the head of the Hungarian government, referring to the Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
Orbán went to the European Parliament, to present the priorities of his presidency on the European Union (EU), launched on January 1, but he warned that he does not want to mix the internal politics of Hungary with the EU presidency.
Source: El País