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After the initial, highly public loss of several key competences, the Constitutional Court spent the year staking out powers of review on some of the most controversial public policies.
What is needed is for Hungarians and other Europeans living in the post-Soviet era to shed their history of government-mandated charity and reclaim a self-sufficient spirit of civic responsibility.
After a recent Constitutional Court ruling, Fidesz has decided to end its controversial push for voter registration, which is arguably the party’s most significant concession since it was elected to an absolute majority in Parliament in 2010.