On 6 January, as reported previously, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made further efforts to back away from his earlier statement on modifying Hungary’s widely-criticised central bank law.

Concerning Hungary's economic laws, Orbán said the arguments he had received to alter the laws were all of a political nature, and he saw no reason why parliament should amend any of them. He added, however, that the government was open to receive and consider "any op...

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