Former EU chief Donald Tusk is advocating the greatest party in the European Parliament to expel Viktor Orban’s Fidesz from its ranks.
It permits Hungarian PM Orban — extended at odds with Brussels — to rule by decree so long as a condition of emergency is in effect.
The legislation puts prison terms of up to five years for people convicted of spreading false information concerning the pandemic.
EPP president Tusk, in a letter to members, accused Orban of”using this pandemic to construct a state of permanent emergency”, something that he said was”morally unacceptable”.
The EPP — the European Parliament’s biggest and most influential team — has been split over how to behave in the face of persistent violation of EU principles within many decades.
The celebration suspended Fidesz from the run-up into the European Parliament elections a year following a row above anti-EU posters.
Orban has been accused of working with the virus to dismantle democratic mechanics in Hungary.
The European Commission is set to talk about Hungary’s crisis law after today.