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Germany's Merkel Presses Hungary to Safeguard Democracy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday he should give space to opponents of his rule, a nod to critics who say Orban has eroded democratic freedoms. Merkel was on a one-day visit to Hungary, which is a major manufacturing base for German industries, but also irks some in Europe with its close ties to Moscow and policies that often stray from the European mainstream. “We talked about the development of our civil societies, and I pointed out...

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