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Amnesty International say the decision "pushes Hungary back towards the dark ages".
It relates to the case of four migrants from Afghanistan and Iran, who had their applications rejected by Hungarian authorities.
The image showed the former Hungarian territory before it was broken up after the First World War.
The government sent a letter to hospitals in early April, demanding that half of the country's 68,000 hospital beds be made available to COVID-19 patients. According to Human Rights Watch, at least nine people have died as a result.
Euronews' Brussels bureau looks back at key developments across the continent this week.
Our political editor, Darren McCaffrey, asks how serious the EU is in its approach to Hungary.
Hungary's foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, insists Orban's new powers will only be related to the 'pandemic situation'.
If Hungary has become the European Union’s first coronavirus autocracy, Poland looks set to be the second.
If experiences of a decade of dialogue on the rule of law are any indication, Orbán is unlikely to be halted by diplomatic reminders about good practice during a pandemic.
Most countries introduced time-limited emergency laws to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Except Hungary.
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The Hungarian emergency law would enable Prime Minister Viktor Orban to rule by decree. This happens in other countries, but critics say the Hungarian emergency law has no clear limitation in time - therefore a risk for the rule of law.
Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic breached EU law by failing to take in refugees, rules European Court of Justice
The request comes after Hungary voted through sweeping new powers for Viktor Orban to rule by decree amid the coronavirus pandemic.
'It means the suspension of parliamentary democracy in Hungary,' said one MEP, reacting to Hungary's emergency coronavirus legislation
The law will allow Hungary's government to pass legislation without parliamentary scrutiny and impose five-year jail terms on those accused of spreading fake news about the virus.
We are asking MEPs to invite us into their homes during self-isolation to see how they continue their parliamentary work far from Brussels.
If enacted the new law potentially allows Viktor Orban's government to bypass Parliament during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
The Orbán government's response to the coronavirus outbreak is not surprising given its track record over the last decade. But now is the time for Hungarians to seize the moment and take matters into their own hands.
Twenty-seven people died in the disaster. One person is still missing.
Budapest is to host its first major European men's football final after UEFA said the 2022 Europa League final would be in the city's Puskás Aréna.
The southern Hungarian city of Mohács has officially welcomed in Spring. As part of the colourful #busójárás festival, creatures donning wooden masks and sheepskin coats march through the city.
The WWF argues cutting down an EU-protected floodplain forest in central Hungary was illegal and has called for statutory penalties.
Hungary's Orban warns about climate crisis, slow EU growth
Péter Szijjárto says the UN's budget is a "huge risk" to those countries that are most affected by migration, and the money would be better spent on fighting terrorism.