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Hungary to outline controversial new laws to EU

Hungary will outline to the EU its plans for a set of controversial laws on Friday.

Conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban has to respond to EU worries about legislation on the central bank, data protection agency, and judiciary.

The EU has threatened legal action and blocking a deal on aid if changes are not made.

Critics say the laws threaten democracy and breach EU rules.

Orban has said he will amend them, but investors are waiting to see whether his proposals go far enough.

The BBC's Nick Thorpe says the demands from the EU "are fairly minimal" but it is possible that it "wants more changes than it has said".

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