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Europe’s rift with Hungary is deepening

Munich’s football stadium was not, in the end, illuminated in rainbow colours for a Germany vs Hungary Euro 2020 match last week in response to an egregious anti-LGBT+ law passed by Hungary’s parliament; Uefa vetoed the idea as “political”. The EU, to its credit, had no such hesitations. Prime Minister Viktor Orban faced an unusual and often personal display of outrage at a leaders’ summit; European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen spoke of “shame”. After years of clashes with the EU over his erosion of democratic norms, Orban may finally have stepped over the line.

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