In Hungary, a two-week lockdown period has just started. Many Hungarians agree that a lockdown is necessary to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But others fear these extended emergency measures could hand PM Viktor Orban too much power.
Under Viktor Orban, Hungary's government has further limited rights of transgender and intersex people with a new law. It is the latest example of Orban's extreme intolerance of people who do not fit his worldview.
The German government has said it would lift travel restrictions to the 26 EU countries as well as others by June 15 — circumstances owing to the pandemic permitting. Follow DW for the latest.
Italy's prime minister has outlined a further loosening of one of the world's most rigid coronavirus lockdowns. In several European countries, there were protests and arrests. Follow DW for the latest.
Hungary's emergency powers law, which gave the government sweeping powers, was introduced to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. But in an interview with DW, legal scholar Gabor Halmai said he fears the law is here to stay.
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