Hungary adopts law suspending court-ordered compensations for jail overcrowding

Hungarian authorities are prohibited from executing court-ordered compensations in jail overcrowding cases until 15 June 2020, according to a law passed by parliament yesterday (25 February).

The law also compels the government to present a new regulation by 15 May based on the results of the ‘national consultation’ survey to be sent out to citizens next month.

The survey is the latest in a series of taxpayer-funded questionnaires sent to citizens to legitimise government action.

Previous surveys asked households about their opinions on migration and EU policies, such as the state-run ‘information campaign’ called “Let’s stop Brussels” which was criticised by former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com)

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