Népszava: Fidesz has rewritten the laws of business competition

Népszava claims that ruling party Fidesz has rewritten the laws governing business competition to simplify the reordering of the Hungarian media market. Proof of this, the paper states, is that the Hungarian Competition Authority approved the sale of Mediaworks, former publisher of left-wing newspaper Népszabadság, to the Lőrinc Mészáros-linked Opimus Group in the span of just a few days.

It notes that until the purchase, Opimus had no direct interests in the publishing industry. Népszabadság’s operations were unexpectedly shut down by Mediaworks on October 8.