Hungary is a small country (pop 9.8m) and it might feel far away. But what is happening there matters - for the EU and for democracy. The creeping Putinisation of an EU state, and the EU inability to address this, should trouble us all. 1/Thread
Here's a long-read for that I did with on life 'inside a dying democracy''s not as simple or obvious as 'dictatorship', it's like a tree with a weevil; superficially still standing, rotting from within /4
This is long, but well worth your time. returns from Hungary to report that democracy there is "dying," as the ruling party gradually erodes dissent and squeezes the free media.