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EU's Vestager urged to pursue Hungarian state aid complaints by press freedom groups

By Michael Acton
  • 02 Sep 2020 10:41
  • 02 Sep 2020 10:41

Sixteen press freedom groups have written to EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager today urging her to address two formal complaints concerning alleged abuse of state aid to distort the media landscape in Hungary.

The two complaints, filed in 2016 and 2018, haven't been pursued by the EU regulator, despite the Hungarian

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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