EU files multiple lawsuits against Hungary

In the dispute with Hungary over human rights and democratic standards, the EU Commission is increasing the pressure on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government. On Friday, the Brussels-based agency decided to file a case with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in connection with Hungary’s controversial law on the treatment of homosexuals and transgender people. The law discriminates against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity, the commission said in justification. A second lawsuit before the EU court in Luxembourg will target Hungary’s refusal to grant a broadcasting license to Klubrádió, a station critical of the government.

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