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Hungarian Government Seizes Control of Private Fertility Clinics

  • Orban takes control of clinics, seizing their buildings
  • Hungary to offer free services to reverse population decline
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Hungary is taking over privately-owned fertility clinics, deepening the control exercised by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government over citizens’ private sphere and the country’s economy.

The European Union country is under the spotlight, clashing with the bloc over democratic norms as Orban advances policies that suppress civic groups and give him control over media outlets, courts and other formerly independent institutions.