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Court overturns law on firing civil servants

Hungary’s Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law passed last year that allows the government to fire civil servants without justification. The decision was unanimous and will come into force on May 31. The law has drawn heavy criticism from all quarters and a total of 16 appeals were filed with the Court, with all but one having been dismissed. The Court said the law that gives virtually unlimited power to the government to sack civil servants is against the Constitution. However, it rejected an appeal seeking to annul the government's legislative practice of introducing motion through MPs in order to fast-track passage through Parliament.